INTRO 
You don't have to go to Memphis to get the blues, 
You just fall in love with the kind of women I do. 
I've had me a dozen but I never had one that did not fall through, 
You don't have to go to Memphis to get the blues. 
There she goes and here I stay, 
 Watchin' good love slip away. 
Once again I'm all alone, love has come and gone. 
You don't have to go to Memphis to get the blues, 
You just fall in love with the kind of women I do. 
I've had me a dozen but I never had one that did not fall through, 
You don't have to go to Memphis to get the blues. 
She moved out, the blues moved in, 
 And where I am is lost again. 
I've been east and I've been west, 
And I can attest: 
You don't have to go to Memphis to get the blues, 
You just fall in love with the kind of women I do. 
I've had me a dozen but I never had one that did not fall through, 
You don't have to go to Memphis to get the blues. 
You don't have to go to Memphis to get the blues.