Put on my blue suede shoes
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain

W.C. Handy- won't you look down over me
Yeah, I got a first class ticket
But I'm as blue as a girl can be

Then I'm walking in Memphis
I was walking with my feet
Ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel

Saw the ghost of Elvis on Union Avenue
Followed him up to the gates of Graceland
And watched him walk right through
Now security, they did not see him
They just hovered around his tomb
But there's a pretty little thing
Waiting for the king down in the jungle room

When I was walking in Memphis
I was walking with my feet
Ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel

Chorus:

Walking in Memphis
I was walking with my feet
Ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel

They got catfish on the table
They got gospel in the air
And Rev. Green be glad to see you
When you haven't got a prayer
But boy you've got a prayer in Memphis

Now Gabriel plays piano
Every Friday at the "Hollywood"
And they brought me down to see him
They asked me if I would
Do a little number
And I sang with all my might
He said: "tell me are you a Christian, child?"
And I said: "man I am tonight"

(chorus)(repeat)


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    General CommentI love this song. It makes me happy 'cause it reminds me of my sister and just good times I've had with people. I think some lyrics are wrong though...but that's okay. I'm not a real spiritual person but this song just really speaks to me, I guess.
    twisteron July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCall me crazy but I thought Marc Cohen did this song..........
    jamesdean3155on April 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit's marc COHN and it IS his song
    eitherwayon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMarc Cohn doesn't even sound like Bruce. Who could have confused the two?
    voodoochildeon February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah some of the lyrics are wrong, like the part about gabriel should be muriel. I like the bluesy kind of feel to it, and the gospel women at the end of the song are cool too. I think it's safe to say he went to Memphis some time and really enjoyed himself.
    briguy27on November 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwho said anyone had to confuse the two... it IS possible for people to cover the songs - I think I heard both
    moogle301on April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSpringsteen never recorded this song. This song is weak. Move it out of the Springsteen list.
    Pirtyfool22on May 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt has been covered -- by a country singer, not Bruce Springsteen.
    voodoochildeon September 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmoogle301 is a fuckwit.
    mikedeeezyon October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBOOO! Not a bruce song! Not at all!
    J-factoryon December 26, 2007   Link

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