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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.