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Walking in Memphis with " the King"

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Walking in Memphis
(Marc Cohn)
Listen to the song and complete the lyrics with the missing words:

Put on my blue suede 

(I) boarded

Touched  in the land of the Delta Blues

In the  of the pouring rain

W.C. Handy won't you look down over me
Yeah I got a first class

But I'm as  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 
the way I feel 



the ghost of Elvis

On Union Avenue 

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 
Down in the 


They've got catfish on the table

They've got gospel in the air

And Reverend Green be glad to see you

When you haven't got a prayer

But boy you've got a prayer in Memphis

Now Muriel 
the piano

Every Friday at the Hollywood

And they brought me down to see her
And they asked me if I would

Do a little 

And I sang with all my might
She said

"Tell me are you a Christian child?"

(And) I said "Ma'am I am


Put on my blue suede shoes
(I) boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain

Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues

In the middle of the pouring rain
Read the lyrics again and find the right word for each definition:
1. A blues composer and musician  known as the "Father of the Blues"  
2. Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis, Tennessee   

3. An American Gospel and Soul music singer who became a pastor later in his life

4. A type of music that tells a religious story through a song. It is used to praise and thank God

5. One of the first “Rock and Roll” song recorded in 1955. It has elements of Blues, Country and Pop

   Music of the time
6. One of the earliest styles of blues music. It originated in the Mississippi Delta 
7. One of the most popular American singers of the 20th century called the "King of Rock and Roll" or
   simply "the King"