Mel Tillis

Maybe It Was Memphis

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Maybe It Was Memphis

	  		G  G*   G  G* 
{intro} 
 
G                        G                G                    C 
Looking at you through a misty moonlight, katydids sing like a symphony 
G                          G              G                       C 
Porch swing swaying like a Tenn. lullaby, melody blowing thru the willow tree 
D            C              D                C 
  What was I s'posed to do,   standing there looking at you 
D         F           G    G* 
  Lonely boy far from home 
 
             G        G              C                C 
Maybe it was Memphis,   maybe it was southern summer nights 
             Am7               C                    G     G* 
Maybe it was you, maybe it was me, but it sure felt right 
 
Read about you in a Faulkner novel, met you once in a Williams play 
Heard about you in a country love song, summer night beauty took my breath away 
What was I s'posed to do, standing there looking at you 
Lonely boy far from home 
 
Maybe it was Memphis, maybe it was southern summer nights 
Maybe it was you, maybe it was me, but it sure felt right 
Maybe it was Memphis, maybe it was southern summer nights 
Maybe it was you, maybe it was me, but it sure felt right 
 
{Guitar solo, same chords as chorus; see tab at end} 
 
Every night now since I've been back home, lie awake drifting in my memory 
Think about you on my mama's front porch swing, talking that way, so soft to me 
What was I s'posed to do, standing there looking at you 
Lonely boy so far from home 
 
Maybe it was Memphis, maybe it was southern summer nights 
Maybe it was you, maybe it was me, but it sure felt right 
Maybe it was Memphis, maybe it was southern summer nights 
Maybe it was you, maybe it was me, but it sure felt right 
             Am7               C               G          G* 
Maybe it was you, maybe it was me, but it sure felt right 
G    C/G                      G     G* 
Ohhh,   you know it sure felt right 
G    C/G           G       G* 
  Oh, maybe it was Memphis 
G  C/G             G       G* 
      Maybe it was Memphis 
G  C/G             G       G* 
      Maybe it was Memphis 
G  C              G       G*   G  C                  G     G* 
     Maybe it was Memphis           But it sure felt right    {repeat/fade} 
 
 
 
 
 
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GUITAR SOLO TAB: * It's probably actually played in A with no capo, but I find it easier in G. (I got this by translating some piano sheet music into tablature.) * "tri" denotes sixteenth-note triplets. "triplets" are eighth triplets. * The marks below the tab lines are timing; they're mostly accurate. * An equal sign (=) is a hammer-on or pull-off. When there wasn't room for the marker, I put the numbers and equal signs in parentheses below the tab. I did that so that 1=0 wouldn't be confused with the number 10 (ten). G C E ----------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| B ----------|--------------------------------|--------tri---------1=0---------| G 2-4---2-0-|2---0-----------------2---4-2-0-|2---4---020---0---------------20| D ----------|--2-----------------------------|------------2-------------------| A ----------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| E ----------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ (0=2=0) (2=0) Am7 C G E ----------------0---------------|----------3-----7-7-7-7-8=7-5---| B --------1=0-------------3---1=0-|1=0-----------7---------------8-| G 0-------------20----------------|----2=0-4---4-------------------| D --------------------------------|--------------------------------| A --------------------------------|--------------------------------| E --------------------------------|--------------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . (2=0) G C E 5--------------57---------10-10-|12--10=8--------15---------------15| B --5-8-------------------triplets|--------10-12-13--------10=12-13---| G --------------------------------|--------triplets-------------------| D --------------------------------|-----------------------------------| A --------------------------------|-----------------------------------| E --------------------------------|-----------------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . Am7 C G E -----------------------8-----7-----|--------------------------------| B 13--13=12-10--10-----8-------------|8-------------------------------| G ------------12--12-9---------------|--------------------------------| D -----------------------------------|--------------------------------| A -----------------------------------|--------------------------------| E -----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
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