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Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Fast Car," Tracy Chapman"Silver Thunderbird," Marc Cohn
"Where's Captain Kirk?," Spizzenergi"Walking In Memphis," Marc Cohn
"Elvis Is Back In The Building," David Gray"Walking In Memphis," Marc Cohn
"The King Is Gone," Ronnie McDowell"Walking In Memphis," Marc Cohn
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Listening To Leon" originally "Listening To Levon"
Doug Wells
"Waking In Memphis" originally "Walking In Memphis"
Diana Jasper

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Perfect Glove" originally "Perfect Love"
Lynne O'Leahy-Cassid
"Perfect Lover" originally "Perfect Love"
Alicia Sturdivant
"Glistening To Levon" originally "Listening To Levon"
Hayley Spalding

Change a Letter:

"Balking In Memphis" originally "Walking in Memphis"
Hayley Spalding
"Listening To Lemon" originally "Listening To Levon"
I doubt it has much to say!
Hayley Spalding
"Listening To Devon" originally "Listening To Levon"
Hayley Spalding
"Talking In Memphis" originally "Walking In Memphis"

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Walking in Memphis""Raging in Ferguson"ang3R69
"Walking In Memphis""Walking In Cyrodiil"Jakko Wakko
"Walking In Memphis""Walking Cross-Legged"Serevi
"Walking in Memphis""Driving in San Fran"wannabemustangjockey
"Walkin' in Memphis""Driving in Denver"Bjherb
"Walking In Memphis""Living In Jersey"Green Bloodied Hound Dogs
"Walking In Memphis""Grizzlies From Memphis"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Walking in Memphis""Waffles at Breakfast"Tavish Hill
"Walking in Memphis""Waffles for Breakfast"David Rector
"Walking in Memphis""Walking Through the HPER"Linus Pierce

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Walking In MemphisNashville Board of TourismChase Waggoner

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
   Paul Simon
29 Ways
   Marc Cohn
79 Ways To Leave Your Lover
The list keeps on growing.
Walking After Midnight
   Patsy Cline
Walking In Memphis
   Marc Cohn
Walking After Midnight In Memphis
Walking In Memphis
   Marc Cohn
The Wrong Side Of Memphis
   Trisha Yearwood
Walking On The Wrong Side Of Memphis
Liza Lott
Walking In Memphis
   Marc Cohn
   Arrested Development
Walking In Memphis, Tennessee
The subject city of the first song.
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Walking in Memphis"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was wanting to with my feet to beat off an eel
Original Lyrics:
I was walkin' with my feet 10 feet off of Beale.
"Walking In Memphis"
Misheard Lyrics:
Saw the ghost of Elvis, and you, you never knew, fathered him up to the gates of Graceland
Original Lyrics:
Saw the ghost of Elvis, on Union Avenue, followed him up to the gates of Graceland
"Walking in Memphis"
Misheard Lyrics:
And forever in green would be glad to see you
When you haven't got a prayer.
Original Lyrics:
And Reverend Green would be glad to see you
When you haven't got a prayer.
"Walking In Memphis"
Misheard Lyrics:
Saw the ghost of Elvis on Newman Avenue.
Original Lyrics:
Saw the ghost of Elvis on Union Avenue.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Walkin' In Memphis"
Misheard Lyrics:
Liver and greens
Original Lyrics:
Reverend Green

Story about this misheard lyric by: Annie

I just fell in love with the song. The misheard lyric fit in with the 'catfish on the table' part.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Perfect Love"
The Lyrics:
Well they worked one summer together
At the '64 World's Fair
They met Robert Kennedy there
Who They Mention:
Robert Kennedy
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Walking in Memphis"
The Lyrics:
WC Handy, would you look down over me?
Who They Mention:
W.C. Handy, delta blues musician.
Submitted by: hamburger456
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Mark Cone
Submitted by: Alina

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Walking In Memphis"
The Song Lyrics:
I put on my blue suede shoes.
Song They Mention:
Blue Suede Shoes
Submitted by: Rpollck
"Listening To Levon"
The Song Lyrics:
I was gone
Listening to Levon
In another place
In some other world
Song They Mention:
Levon (by Elton John)
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

Song Title Space Change:

"Walkin' Gin Memphis" originally "Walking In Memphis"
I'm sure several people do that in Memphis.
Submitted by: Peter

Band Name Anagrams:

Charm Con Submitted by: Heidi Claire

Song Title Anagrams:

"Impish Men Walking" originally "Walking In Memphis"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Lawmen Spiking Him" originally "Walking In Memphis"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Impanel King's Whim" originally "Walking In Memphis"
Submitted by: Barb Dwyer

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Walking In Memphis"
The 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 Walking with my ten feet off of Beale Walking in Memphis But do I really feel the way I feel
I 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 did not see him They just hovered 'round his tomb There's a pretty little thing Waiting for the King Down in the Jungle Room
Now, Muriel plays piano Every Friday up at Hollywood And they brought me down to see her And they asked me if I would Do a little number And I sang with all my might They said, "Tell me are you a Christian, child?" And I said, "Ma'am, I am tonight!"
"Walking In Memphis" was a hit pop song for singer/songwriter, Marc Cohn (who had mainly been known for his country music, but finally had a pop hit right at a time when the country was ready for a blues/mainly acoustic number during a time when the country was going through a major recession and the promise of the first Iraq War did not live up to it's ending -- in maybe a sort of telling irony, the song's lyrics nearly match the stories that then Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton -- who would be elected President of the U.S. about a year after this song was a top ten hit -- was telling about his life in the region of the country sang about in this song and seen in the music video for the song). Cohn also belts this tune out, like nobody's business, leaving you with a feeling as though you will never forget him, and you took the walk around Memphis with him. Upabove I have transcribed the first verse of the tune, the main chorus, the second versed of the tune and the fourth and second to the last verse of the tune. In these lyrics there is shoutouts to Memphis, Tennessee (as with the title of the tune), the (Mississippi) Delta region of the U.S. (where Memphis is located, right in the heart of that region), Union Avenue (a real and famous street in Memphis), Beale Street (another real and famous street in Memphis), Graceland (the Memphis home of Elvis Presley), the famous Jungle Room at Graceland and a real nightclub in Memphis, actually called, Hollywood. So, this song, and the accompanying video in many, many ways was also a tourist guide to the city of Memphis, Tennessee and also serve as an artifact of how that city was back in the early 1990's.
Submitted by: Peter

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