Heptune presents:

Memphis Bound

Transcribed from Rosa Henderson and the Choo Choo Jazzers, vocals by Rosa Henderson, recorded 10/1924.
From Rosa Henderson: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, vol. 3 (1924-1926), Document Records, DOCD-5403.

I've been roaming all around
Since I left my old hometown,
Down in Memphis, Tennessee.
And I'm here to tell you true,
I am feeling mighty blue,
It's the only place for me!
I'm on my way today
To the place I'm going to stay:

Memphis bound,
On the way to my hometown,
When I get there, I'll say, I'll pray,
The good Lord never take me 'way from...

Tennessee,
The only place I want to be,
My heart is yearning, I'm burning;
I've got those Memphis blues!

I'm gonna find myself a sweetie,
Then I'll be so proud,
When I get him, I'll be so happy,
I'll wanna shout out-loud!

Oh, choo-choo train,
Hurry up and bring me back again,
To my hometown, hometown, Memphis, Tennessee!

Memphis bound,
On the way to my hometown,
When I get there, I'll say, I'll pray,
The good Lord never take me 'way from...

Tennessee,
The only place I want to be,
My heart is yearning, I'm burning;
I've got those Memphis blues!

I'm gonna find myself a sweetie,
Then I'll be so proud,
When I get him, I'll be so happy,
I'll wanna shout outloud!

Oh, choo-choo train,
Hurry up and bring me back again,
To my hometown, Memphis, Tennessee!



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