Memphis, Tennessee ()
Author: Chuck Berry; Lead vocal: John Lennon

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Give me Memphis, Tennessee
Try to find the party
Trying to get in touch with me
She would not leave her number
But I know who placed the call
'Cause my uncle took the message
And he wrote it on the wall

Help me, information
Get in touch with my Marie
She's the only one who'd phone me here
From Memphis, Tennessee
Her home is on the south side
Just beyond the ridge
Just a half a mile
From the Mississippi Bridge

Help me, information
More than that I cannot add
Only that I miss her
And all the fun we had
We were pulled apart
Because her mom would not agree
Help me get in touch with her
In Memphis, Tennessee

The last time I saw Marie
She was waving me goodbye
With hurry homedrops on her cheek
That trickled from her eyes
Marie is only six years old
Information please
Help me get in touch with her
In Memphis, Tennessee


Recorded: January 1, 1962 at the West Hampstead Studios of Decca Records, London, England
John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
Paul McCartney - bass guitar
George Harrison - lead guitar
Pete Best - drums

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