Lyrics/chords to "All The Way From Memphis"

All The Way From Memphis

(Ian Hunter)

First part Intro piano
Ab7 with Ab bass for four bars
Second part Intro Piano Riff - top line individual notes, bottom line chords
F#F#FEb DbDbDbF#F# F#F#FEbEb DbDbDbF#F# F#F#FEbEb DbDbDbF#F#
Ab7 Db Ab7 Db Ab7 Db
F#F#FFEbEbDbDb CCBbBbAbAbF#F# DbBbAbDbBbAb DbDbBbDbDbBbAb
Db Db
F#F#EbDbF#EbDb F#F#EbF#f#Eb
F# F#
Verse
Forgot my six string razor hit the sky half way to memphis fore I realised
I got to Oreole you know took a month there was my guitar electric junk
Fm F# Eb/G bass Ab Bbm Ab F#
Rang up information my axe was cold man said she rides a
some spade said rock n rollers you're all the same man thats your instrument
Db Fm F# Eb/G bass Ab Bbm Ab
train to Oreole
I felt so ashamed
Ab F# (single notes F#FF#FF#FF#FF#FF#F)
Chorus
Now its a mighty long way down the dusty trail and the sun burns hot on the
its a mighty long way down rock n roll from the Bradford City to the
its a mighty long way down rock n roll from the Liverpool docks to the
its a mighty long way down rock n roll and your name gets hot as your
its a mighty long way down rock n roll from the Bradford City to the
F# Ab Db Ab
old steel rails and you act like a bum and crawl like a snail
and the Oreole and you look like a star and your still on the dole
Holywood bowl and you climb up the mountains and you fall down the holes
heart grows cold and you gotta stay young you can never grow old
Oreole and you look like a star but you're really out on parole
Db Ab Db (single notes F#F#FFEbEbDbDb)
All the way from Memphis
C C Bb Bb Ab Ab F# F# (Single notes)
Verse
Got to Oreole took a month there was my guitar
Fm F# Eb/G bass Ab Bbm Ab
Electric junk Some spade said Rock and rollers you're all the same
Gb Db Fm F# Eb/G bass
Man thats your instument I felt so ashamed
Ab Bbm Ab F#
Chorus

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Credits

Transcribed by Andy Baker; correction by Chris Clark

Edward Shirley's mate questioned the key to this - now I look at it, it does seem a bit odd - as we wouldn't have played it along with the record at the time, I suppose It could have been inadvertantly transposed. However, what follows seems to hang together in it's own right, and will only need shifting up or down a fret to suit (also, corrections welcome) - Andy

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