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GOING TO MEMPHIS (John Lomax / Holly Dew) Johnny Cash - 1960 Carl Perkins - 1973 Bring a drink o' water, Leroy Bring a drink o' water, no If I could get to the mercy man He'd give me one I know Hey, I got me a gal in Vicksburg Big Bertha is her name Wish I was tied to Bertha Instead of this ball and chain I'm goin' to Memphis, yeah, goin' to Memphis I'm a bad seed, I'm a bitter weed But when the levee's through and I am too Well, let the honky tonk roll on And come mornin' I'll be gone I'm goin' to Memphis Never been to Chicago They say it's a mighty fine place I never could get past Tennessee With Mississippi all over my face Freezin' ground is my night time, baby That's where I lay my head Polk salad is my bread and meat And it will be till I'm dead But I'm goin' to Memphis, yeah, goin' to Memphis I'm a bad seed, I'm a bitter weed But when the levee's through and I am too Well, let the honky tonk roll on And come mornin' I'll be gone I'm goin' to Memphis Another boy is down The shovel burned him out Let me stand over his cold body Just to see what the shoutin's about Hey, bring a drink o' water, leroy In a Mister Prince Albert can The bossman caught me drinkin' it And he's damn near broke my hand Yeah, I'm goin' to Memphis, yeah, goin' to Memphis Yeah, I'm a bad seed, I'm a bitter weed But when the levee's through and I am too Well, let the honky tonk roll on And come mornin' I'll be gone I'm goin' to Memphis (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - October 2018)

    





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