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Going Back to Memphis

This song is by The Band and appears on the album Moondog Matinee (1973).

This song is a cover of "Back To Memphis" by Chuck Berry.
I've been struggling up here, just trying to make a living
Everybody wants to take, nobody likes giving
I wish I was back in Memphis back home with my Mama
The only clothes I got left that ain't rags is my pajamas
No brotherly love, no help, no danger
Just a great big town full of cold hearted strangers

I went hungry in New York, Chicago was no better
But today, my dear mother wrote and told me in her letter
Son, come home back to Memphis and live here with your Mama
You can walk down Beale Street, honey, wearing your pajamas
You know folks down here, we let do just what you want to
And I born you and raised you right here on the corner

I'm going to leave here in the morning and walk down to the station
I've got just enough money to reach my destination
I'm going back to Memphis, back home with my Mama
If I have to ride that bus barefooted in pajamas
Back home in Memphis, no moaning and groaning
I know everything will be all right in the morning

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