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I'm Going To Memphis Lyrics

from Cash Unearthed (Box Set)

Johnny Cash - lyrics Cash Unearthed (Box Set) Other Album Songs
"I'm Going To Memphis" is track #10 on the album Cash Unearthed (Box Set). It was written by Cash, Johnny.
"I'm Going To Memphis" is track #10 on the album Cash Unearthed (Box Set). It was written by Cash, Johnny.

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Bring a drink of water Leroy
Bring a drink of water, no
If I could get to the mercy man
He'd give me some I know

I got a gal in Vicksburg
Bertha is her name
Lord, I wish I was tied to Bertha
Instead of this ball and chain

I'm goin' to Memphis
I'm goin' to Memphis

But like a bitter weed I'm a bad seed
But when that levee's through and I am too
Let the honky tonk roll on
Come mornin' I'll be gone

I'm goin' to Memphis

Well I've never been to Chicago
But it must be a mighty fine place
I couldn't get past Tennessee
With Mississippi all over my face

I'm goin' to Memphis
I'm goin' to Memphis

Just like a bitter weed I'm a bad seed
But when that levee's through and I am too
Let the honky tonk roll on
Come mornin' I'll be gone

I'm goin' to Memphis

Well I brought me a little water
In a Mr. Prince Albert can
But the boss man caught me drinkin' it
And I believe he broke my hand

Another boy is down
The shovel burned him out
Let me stand on his body
To see what the shoutin's about

I'm goin' to Memphis
I'm goin' to Memphis

Like a bitter weed I'm a bad seed
But when that levee's through and I am too
Let the honky tonk roll on
Come mornin' I'll be gone

I'm goin' to Memphis
Yeah, Memphis bound
I'm goin' to Memphis

Songwriters
CASH, JOHNNY

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