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Walking In Memphis chords

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Artist:  Marc Cohn
Song:    Walking In Memphis
Album:   Marc Cohn (1990)
URL:     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walking_in_Memphis
         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK5YGWS5H84
Tuning:  Standard 
Tempo:   Presto 

Chords:  EADGBe      EADGBe
F        133211
G        355433
C        X32010  or  X35553
Am       XX2210  or  X57765
G7sus4   330011  or  333033
C7       X32310  or  X35353
C7sus4   X35311  or  333363
E7       020100
F7       131211
F#7      242322
G7       320001  or  363433
Csus4    X33011  or  X33563


[Intro] Piano riff over.
|F  G  C Am|
|F  G  C Am|   
  

[Verse 1]
F   G     C          Am
Put on my blue suede shoes,
    F       G      C     Am 
And I board-ed the plane. 
        F       G           C         Am
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues, 
F                G           C     Am 
In the middle of the pouring rain.
F   G     C   Am    F        G    C       Am 
W.__C. Handy, won't you look down over me, 
F          G       C            Am
Yeah I got a first class ticket. 
           F         G       C 
But I'm as blue as a boy can be. 


[Chorus 1]
         Am         F       G  C
Then I'm walking in Memphis, 
Am              F        G           C
Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale. 
Am             F    G  C
Walking in Mem—phis, 
Am              F        G           G7sus4 C
But do I really feel the way I feel? 


[Verse 2]
G7sus4              C 
Saw the ghost of El—vis, 
G7sus4       C 
On Union Ave—nue.
                G7sus4                C 
Followed him up to the gates of Grace—land, 
       F           G          C      Am
Then I watched him walk right through. 
       F                   G       C      
Now se—curity they did not see him, 
Am        F        G     C   
They just hovered 'round his tomb. 
Am            F                    G      
But there's a pretty little thing, 
     C       Am
Wait—ing for the King. 
F    N.C.
Down in the Jungle Room,


[Chorus 2]
Am                        F    G  C
When I was walking in Mem—phis, 
Am                    F        G           C
I was Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale. 
Am             F    G  C
Walking in Mem—phis 
Am              F        G          G7sus4
But do I really feel the way I feel? 


[Instrumental] 
|G7sus4 C7| 
|G7sus4 C7|


[Bridge]
            C7sus4         C7     C7sus4   C7
They've got catfish on the table 
            C7sus4        C7    C7sus4   C7
They've got gospel in the air 
                     E7         F7
And Reverend Green__ be glad to see you 
         F#7           G7        
When you haven't got a prayer 
N.C.                               F    G  C    
But boy you've got a prayer in Mem—phis 


[Verse 3]
F          G     C    Am
Now Muriel plays piano 
F     G             C    Am
Every Friday at the Hollywood 
F        G                  C      Am
And they brought me down to see her 
F        G             C    Am
And they asked me if I would
F    G      C     Am 
Do a little number 
      F         G      C     Am
And I sang with all my might
               F           G     C         Am 
And she said, "Tell me are you a Christian child?" 
           F  N.C.         C
And I said,  "Ma'am I am tonight" 


[Chorus 3]
Am             F   G  C
Walking in Mem—phis,  (Walking in Memphis) 
Am                    F        G           C
I was walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale.  (Walk, walk, walk)  
Am             F    G  C
Walking in Mem—phis,   (Walking in Memphis)  
Am              F        G             G7sus4 C
But do I really feel the way I  feel?  (Walk, walk, walk) 
Am             F    G  C
Walking in Mem—phis,   (Walking in Memphis)   
Am                    F        G           C
I was Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale. (Walk, walk, walk)   
Am              F        G     Csus4
But do I really feel the way I feel? 


[Instrumental]
|F  G  C Am|
|F  G  C Am|


[Outro]
F   G     C          Am
Put on my blue suede shoes,
      F    G            C Am 
And I boarded the plane. 
        F       G           C         Am
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues, 
F                    G       C    Am  
In the middle of the pouring rain.
        F       G           C         Am
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues, 
       F                  G   F
In the middle of the pour—ing rain.


[Coda]
|   G  C Am|
|F  G  C Am|
|F  G  C Am| 
|F  G  C   | 


[End] 


NOTES:
1.  “I went to Graceland, I heard Al Green preach the gospel, I saw W. C. Handy's statue. But the song is 
about more than just a place, it's about a kind of spiritual awakening, one of those trips where you're 
different when you leave." - Marc Cohn
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walking_in_Memphis
2.  I have shown what I believe, are the best alternative chords, where possible.  If you find the chord 
changes too difficult, I would recommend the ’simplify chords’ button.  :-R

            
            
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