Memphis, Tennessee

Composer: Chuck Berry        Original performer: Chuck Berry (1959)
First release: On Air, November 2017
Recording date: September 1963        Recording location: Playhouse Theatre, London, England
Performed onstage: 1963-64


Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Rhythm electric guitar: Brian Jones
Lead electric guitar: Keith Richards
Vocal: Mick Jagger

Long distance information, give me Memphis, Tennessee
Help me find the party trying to get in touch with me
She could not leave her number but I know who placed the call
'Cause phone boy 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, high up on a 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
But we were pulled apart because her mama did not agree
She tore apart a happy home in Memphis, Tennessee

Well last time I saw Marie, she's waving me goodbye
With Hurry home drops on her cheek that trickled from her eye
Marie is only six years old, information please
Try to put me through to her in Memphis, Tennessee

Oh try to get her number back in Memphis, Tennessee


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