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Maybe It Was Memphis
Pam Tillis Lyrics


Lookin' at you through a misty moonlight
Katydid sing like a symphony
Porch swing swayin' like a Tennessee lullaby
Melody blowing through the willow tree

What was I supposed to do
Standing there lookin' at you
A lonely boy far from home

Maybe it was Memphis
Maybe it was Southern summer nights
Maybe it was you maybe it was me
But it sure felt right

Read about you in a Faulkner novel
Met you once in a Williams play
Heard about you in a country love song
Summer night beauty took my breath away

What was I supposed to do
Standing there lookin' at you
A lonely boy far from home

Every night now since I've been back home
I lie awake drifting in my memory
I think about you on your momma's front porch swing
Talking that way so soft to me

What was I supposed to do
Standing there lookin' at you
A lonely boy far from home

Maybe it was Memphis
Maybe it was Southern summer nights
Maybe it was Memphis
Maybe it was Southern summer nights

What was I supposed to do
Standing there lookin' at you
A lonely boy far from home

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: MICHAEL JAMES ANDERSON

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Pete Artussee

Who is still listening to 90s country in 2021? Absolutely love Pam Tillis❤

Valerie Lock

Love her! Was just listening to ,,she just started like a cheatin song ,,oh I love country!

Greg Haynes

A friend of mine saw her many years ago and he happened to be in the front row. She sang this song directly to him. This was before cell phones and video. He always wished that someone would have taped it. He said she made him melt singing it to him.

karen pavey

I’m listening and I love Pam

Heather Knight

Me

Christopher Hubbard

We saw her perform this on Saturday. Loved it!

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Neal De Ford

Takes me back to 1992 on an open stage in Detroit. Michelle Wright, Mark Chestnut played, Pam was next and it started to rain... They wouldn't let her play because of the rain. It started to let up and she came out with her acoustic and started singing to those of us that stayed, rain stopped and her band joined in, it was most memorable concert I`ve ever been to!

Christopher Hubbard

We saw her this past Saturday.

Neal De Ford

@Hurt Lockerr Yeah, I grew up listening to WRIF & WLLZ but when I finally got my hand me down `78 it only had AM... welcome to WCXI country!

Hurt Lockerr

@Neal De Ford cool I just thought it might have been the hoedown I seen a lot of new Country artists starting their careers at the hoedown . Like Clay Walker Clint Black . I even seen Hank Williams Jr there way back in 82 or 83 it was I think the first year for the hoedown. To be honest with you I didn’t even know who Hank Jr was at that time I went with a buddy of mine that used togo school in Tennessee and then come back to summer in Detroit his parents didn’t want him going to Detroit Public schools . I lived in southwest Detroit & went to southwestern hi school class of 84..I was 16 in 82 and I only listened to rock . But after that I slowly started listening to some country music.

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