From the recording Gotta Get Back To Memphis

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.

Lyrics

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