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Memphis with Willie Nelson <br>- Digital Download

Memphis with Willie Nelson
- Digital Download

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Writers: Janis Ian & Deana Carter

Singers: Janis Ian & Willie Nelson

Lead guitar: Chet Atkins

 

Lyrics

 

We were standing by the river,

staring into town

All the world was on his shoulders

The tears were raining down

All along the southern skyline,

city lights began to bloom

He said "If you only knew her the way that i do, sir,

“you would be crying too"

 

If you could see Memphis the way that i do,

she would look different to you

Queen of the delta, tip your tiara

Memphis, the belle of the blues

 

The streets were filled with cotton

and music filled the air

All the paddleboats came rolling

from East of everywhere

Now the streets are filled with silence

and songs no one can hear

but her memory lingers, it slips through my fingers

and into this river of tears

 

If you could see Memphis the way that i do,

she would look different to you

Queen of the delta, tip your tiara

Memphis, the belle of the blues

 

So roll on, roll on

My sweet magnolia roll on

How the memory lingers

It slips through my fingers

and into this river of tears

 

If you could see Memphis the way that i do,

she would look different to you

Queen of the delta, tip your tiara

Memphis, the belle of the blues

 

Written by Janis Ian & Deana Carter

 

© Rude Girl Pub./EMI-April Music. All rights reserved; used by permission


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