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Booker T. Jones - The Road From Memphis (Deluxe) Down In Memphis (feat. Booker T on vocals)

Contributors

  • ISRC:USEP41110005
  • Recorded:2011 MSR Studios - New York, NY
  •  ©2011 Anti Inc.
  • Organ, Vocals:Booker T. Jones
  • Drums:Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson
  • Guitar:Kirk Douglas
  • Bass:Owen Biddle
  • Guitar:Dennis Coffey
  • Percussion:Stewart Killen

Lyrics

Doin it in the heat, learnin' how to walk the beat
layin' it down again', takin' it on the chin
headin' for the darkest club, down on Beale Street
playin' that funky music, drinkin' that funky gin
Gotta' be a pistol, gotta' be a gun
gotta be one strange, phenomenon
Down in Memphis, Memphis Tennessee
Down in Memphis, Memphis Tennessee
Gotta see a new woman, over in Klondike
ten minutes in a Thunderbird, runnin' on the turnpike
gotta pay union dues, make you wanna sing the blues
can't be a winner now, 'cause you're born to lose
Down in Memphis, Memphis Tennessee
Down in Memphis, Memphis Tennessee
Gotta shine shoes, down on 4th and Walker
out on Peggy's Patio, for some sweet talker
spend your easy nights, out in Mallory Heights
you're livin' on a country road, with no streetlights
You try to find love, out in Dixie Homes
you look at your T.V., you find Rufus and Bones
Nat D. Williams, givin' you a D minus
man won't hear no plea, man won't play no key
Down in Memphis, Memphis Tennessee
Down in Memphis, Memphis Tennessee
Down in Memphis, Memphis Tennessee