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Memphis Lives in Me

David Bryan and Joe DiPietro

 

Chord Guide

       231

E:    022100

       T431

F#m7:  244200

       T431

G#m7:  466400

        123

A:    x02220

      134

B:   x24400

        1432

C#m:   x4665x

       3111

B/D:  x6444x

 

 

Strum: D d D DUD d D DU

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro:

/ E - F#m7 - / G#m7 - A - / E - B - / E - - - /

/ E - F#m7 - / G#m7 - A - / E - B - / E - F#m7 G#m7 /

 

A                                       E    

   There's a town that I call home

C#m (½)                A (½)                   E

   Where all the streets are paved with soul

A                                                            B

   Down on Beale there's a honky-tonk bar,  Hear the wail of a blues guitar

C#m                                                                    D (2)

   Have a beer and drop a dime in the blind man's jar

 

E (½)                   F#m7 (½)      G#m7 (½)           A (½)

  The blues sing softly in the air like a Sunday morning prayer

E (½)                                   B (½)           E

   Just one more drink and you'll see God everywhere

E (½)                      F#m7 (½)  G#m7 (½)                    A (½)       

    Like a sad old melody                 tears you up but sets you free

E (½)                 B (½)         

    That's how Memphis lives in me

 

/ E - F#m7 - / G#m7 - A B /

 

C#m

    There comes a time when muddy waters run rough

B/D#

    There comes a point when a man has had enough

E                                                   / A - - G#m7 /

   Like a friend who always stands by me

F#m7 (½)                      G#m7 (½)                   A (½)                 B (2)

   Memphis knows me, Memphis shows me, How this life just has to be

 

E (½)         F#m7 (½)     G#m7 (½)               A (½)

I couldn't even try                 to run away, say goodbye

E (½)                             B (½)         E

  Here I was born and here is where I'll die

E (½)                             F#m7 (½)   G#m7 (½)            A (½)

   I'm just a man from Tennessee,       I can't be what I can't be

E (½)                  B (½)           E

   All I know is Memphis lives in me

E (½)                       F#m7 (½)     G#m7 (½)         A (½)

   Just a man from Tennessee,        can't be what I can't be

E (½)                  B (½)         

   All I know is Memphis lives

E (½)                  B (½)         

   All I know is Memphis lives

E (½)                  B (rubato)         

   All I know is Memphis lives in me

 

/ E - F#m7 - / G#m7 - A - / E - B - /

 

End on E

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.