Jon McAuliffe


Gotta Get Back To Memphis

Jon McAuliffe


Inspired by a wonderful barbeque meal with all the fixins at the King's Palace Cafe on Beale Street.  Oh yeah, and a visit to Elvis' Graceland Mansion and the lovely people of Memphis, Tennessee.  Jon - lead vocal &  acoustic guitar; Seth Connelly - electric guitars; Rebecca Cline - piano; Don Croad - drums; Peter Tillotson - bass; Robin Winter & Bernadette Wiemer - harmonies.




Headin’ down south, I-40 west 

I gotta get back to the place I love best 

I gotta get me some of that barbecue

Down at the King’s Palace Café or The Rendezvous



I gotta get back to Memphis, I gotta get back to Memphis

I gotta get back to Memphis if it’s the last thing I do


The home of Stax Records, Sun Records, too

They tell me that Beale Street’s the Home of the Blues

Elvis Presley’s Graceland is standin’ still

It’s only 225 miles from Nashville





Take me down past the fragrant Mississippi

Back to Mclemore Avenue

I wanna reminisce about the Staple Singers,

Rufus Thomas and Howlin’ Wolf


Those Memphis folks, they’re really the best

From the North to the South, from the East to the West

A smile for a stranger, a “howdy, you all!

Y’all come back, you don’t even have to call”



Words & Music © 2007, 2010. 2011 by Jon McAuliffe/Mystery Kiss Music (BMI)