That's How I Got to Memphis
Bobby Bare Lyrics


If you love somebody enough
You'll follow wherever they go
That's how I got to Memphis
That's how I got to Memphis

If you love somebody enough
You'll go where your heart wants to go
That's how I got to Memphis
That's how I got to Memphis
I know if you'd seen her you'd tell me cause you are my friend
I've got to find her and find out the trouble she's in

And if you tell me she's not here
You can follow the trail of my tears
That's how I got to Memphis
That's how I got to Memphis

She'd get mad and she used to say
She'd come back to Memphis someday
That's how I got to Memphis
That's how I got to Memphis

I haven't eaten a bite
Or slept for three days and nights
That's how I got to Memphis
That's how I got to Memphis

I've got to find her and tell her that I love her so
I'll never rest til I find out why she had to go

So thank you for your precious time
Forgive me if I start to cry
That's how I got to Memphis
That's how I got to Memphis
That's how I got to Memphis

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Tom T. Hall

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Corinne Frere

Bobby Bare
"That's How I Got To Memphis"

If you love somebody enough you'll follow wherever they go
That's how I got to Memphis, that's how I got to Memphis
If you love somebody enough you'll go where your heart wants to go
That's how I got to Memphis, that's how I got to Memphis.

I know if you'd seen her you'd tell me 'cause you are my friend
I've got to find her and find out the trouble she's in
And if you tell me she' not here you can follow the trail of her tears
That's how I got to Memphis, that's how I got to Memphis.

She'd get mad and she used to say that she'd come back to Memphis some day
That's how I got to Memphis, that's how I got to Memphis
I haven't eaten a bite or slept for three days and nights
That's how I got to Memphis, that's how I got to Memphis.

I've got to find her and tell her that I love her so
I'll never rest till I find out why she had to go
So thank you for your precious time, forgive me if I start to cryin'
That's how I got to Memphis, that's how I got to Memphis...



All comments from YouTube:

TheGulfray

Bobby Bare is the kindest, warmest most sincere celebrity you will ever meet. This guy held all of Princeton KY spellbound for hours and stayed up half the night to make sure we all had his autograph on our T shirt or his CD....didn't matter. Thanks Bobby.........may God Bless. Pasquale

wally

You hit the nail on the head there. Bobby would always try to get to the old Ryman theater when there was many of the (now older singers) come to reminisce. There is one video on Youtube that has Bobby and the great Charlie Pride sitting among the bunch and they both sing. I wish I could have seen him live. I can hear him sing, or talk of the old days forever. He, Charlie Pride & Glen Campbell are my 3 "biggies!"

wally

Bobby was right there with Waylon and Glen Campbell & Tom T Hall...these guys sang and wrote songs as well. The 4 mentioned all have voices & music that could keep me up all night. They were all personal friends too...there was one super great time in Country when these guys (others too) were around.

wally

@Haweater ...At this writing in Oct. 2021 Bobby died not long ago, was it this year or last? Bobby is one that lasted longer than many. I wonder if he lived so long because he was a real family man with his beautiful wife and (two?) kids. When older and I'd see a video or interview of him, he still had his one and only wife, eanne he'd mention something or talk of things that showed he was a very good man and husband, father and I saw a video a few days ago on here that had a show with Bobby, his lovely wife and kids, etc. He and Glen Campbell had the greatest voices and songs. I lived in a great, great time for music and films too.

Haweater

And Bobby is the only one left now.

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ayronsmama05

Wow this is my 1st time hearing Bare sing this. I have always loved Tom Ts version and this is just as good, love them both, RIP Tom T.

galemakutty

Tom T. Hall Wrote this Great Song

Axl Kix

One of the true great singers of country music. I constantly have this song floating around in my skull. I've heard this song so many times and I still love it each time I hear it.

vern daniel

the winner floates in my head!!!!

DTA 4321

came out in 68. Bobby bear covered it as did many others.

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