Marc Cohn

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Marc Cohn Backing Tracks – Walking In Memphis

Marc Cohn is a Grammy Award-winning American folk rock singer-songwriter and musician best known for his song “Walking in Memphis”.

Marc Cohn learned to play guitar and started writing songs when he was in junior high school and played with a local band called Doanbrook Hotel and later, while attending college, he taught himself to play the piano.

In 1989 he was a backing pianist for singer Tracy Chapman which eventually led to a recording contract and the release of his debut album. The album was hugely successful and the hit song “Walking in Memphis” was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in February 1992 and certified Platinum in 1996.

“Walking in Memphis” has since been covered several times, notably in 1995 by Cher and in 2003 by Lonestar.

 

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Marc Cohn Backing Tracks

Walking In Memphis

Lyrics

Put on my blue suede shoes
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain
W.C. Handy, won’t you look down over me?
Yeah, I got a first class ticket
But I’m as blue as a boy can be
Then I’m walking in Memphis
Was walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel?
Saw the ghost of Elvis
On Union Avenue
Followed him up to the gates of Graceland
Then I watched him walk right through
Now security they did not see him
They just hovered ’round his tomb
But there’s a pretty little thing
Waiting for the King
Down in the Jungle Room
When I was walking in Memphis
I was walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel? 

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