My New Favorite Song About Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 9th 2012 1115 0

Is this one, called "Must Be in Memphis", sung by Harlan T. Bobo. It's not so much a love song to the city, but a love song to the bad ideas that come with just the right combination of humidity, booze and encouragement.

Good morning, Judge

A few sample lines that will probably resonate with a handful of you:

"I've been here five hours and made six bad decisions"

and

"We crashed a big party / drank all their whiskey…I learned that this guitar could float."

and

"I'm feeling my best and acting my worst, Lord, I must be in Memphis tonight."

Take a listen:


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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