Walking in Memphis in the summer of 2019

Walking in Memphis Home of the Blues

When we were walking in Memphis in the summer of 2019, we didn’t put on blue suede shoes and we landed in the land of the Delta Blues by car. Fortunately, it didn’t rain on us in Memphis in the summer of 2019.

We walked on Beale, saw the ghost of Elvis, and followed him through the gates of Graceland. We hovered ‘round his tomb and waited for the King down in the Jungle Room.

We had catfish on the table and got gospel with Reverend Al Green. We missed Friday in Hollywood, but that’s for the next time we walk in Memphis.

 

Adapted lyrics from Marc Cohn’s song, “Walking in Memphis.”

 

Walking in Memphis

Marc Cohn

“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 boy can be
Then I’m walking in Memphis
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
Then I watched him walk right through
Now security they did not see him
They just hovered ’round 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?
They’ve got catfish on the table
They’ve got gospel in the air
And Reverend Green be glad to see you
When you haven’t got a prayer
But, boy, you’ve got a prayer in Memphis
Now Muriel plays piano
Every Friday at the Hollywood
And they brought me down to see her
And they asked me if I would
Do a little number
And I sang with all my might
She said
“Tell me are you a Christian child?”
And I said “Ma’am, I am tonight”
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
Was walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
But do I really feel the way I feel?
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
I was walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
But do I really feel the way I feel?
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
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain”
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Marc Cohn
Walking in Memphis lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Microphone used by Elvis on Sun Studio tour

The microphone that Elvis used at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee should NOT be kissed! However, many people do just that (eeewwwwww!).

Elvis Microphone at Sun Studio, Memphis, TN

“While you may be tempted to kiss the microphone used by Elvis at Sun Studio, don’t do it! That microphone holds an honored space and is still used today in Memphis, Tennessee. The careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, BB King, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many others launched at Sun Studio – the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll.” Read more at www.TheTravel100.net.

With so many things to see and do in Memphis, a visit to Sun Studio is a great place to start your tour. It’s informative, interesting, and historic.

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