Muddy Ole River (Near Memphis Tennessee)
(Gene Simmons - Bettye Berger, SUN 405, 1967)
Tell me bus driver just how far is Memphis, Tennessee?
What's that you say, 3000 miles, is that your guarantee?
I gotta forget a no-good woman and put my mind at ease
'Cause I got a date with that muddy ole river near Memphis, Tennessee
We came out here together about five years ago
We had a home, a brandnew car and a girl that we loved so
But my woman started honky tonkin' and runnin' 'round on me
Gonna take my troubles to that muddy ole river near Memphis, Tennessee
Well the big city lights and the smoke filled bars is what she wanted most
So here's my ticket bus driver, now I'm headed on down the road
When my friends ask about me, just tell 'em where I be
Down at the bottom of that muddy ole river near Memphis, Tennessee
So mister bus driver gonna lay back here and listen to the hum of the wheel
Gonna dream of the days I spent back home down in those cotton fields
Don't tell anybody about my plans 'cause I don't want sympathy
Just let me of at that big ole bridge near Memphis, Tennessee
I'm gonna end my troubles in that muddy ole river near Memphis, Tennessee
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