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bette midler
midnight in memphis
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difficulty: expert



'VERSE'/'SOLO' Repeating Chord Pattern: [12 M]

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'CHORUS' Repeating Chord Pattern: [10 M]

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|G   |D   |A   |D    Em F#m|G   |D   |A   |G   |D   |D   |

** NOTE: In 1st and 3rd 'VERSE' you can sing 'girls' or 'boys' (gender optional).

INTRO: [17.375 M]

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     D A|Bm     |A      |D      |D      |D      |D      |D      |D      |

|D      |D      |D      |D      |D      |D      |D      |D      |D          |

                                                                        It's

VERSE #1: [12 M]

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|D                           |G                                |D           |

mid-… night in Mem-… phis,…  and all the girls/boys are out to-night…

|D           |G                           |G                         |

Whoa,…   mid-… night in Mem-… phis,…  and my true love is not in

|D           |D         |A                     |G                         |

 sight…              The ne-on’s… glow-… in’,…    but I just don’t see the

|D           |D         |

 light…              I'm

VERSE #2: [12 M]

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|D                           |G                         |D            |

fol-low-in’… my foot-… steps…  try'n’ to find my-self a friend…

|D               |G                            |

Oh,… ba-… by,… fol-low-in’… my foot-… steps…

|G                             |D         |D         |

…  just to see where they might end…              I'm

|A                             |G                         |

try'n’… to break these… blues,…   but I can’t get them to

|D          |D       |

 bend…           

CHORUS #1: [10 M]

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|G                     |D               |A                      |

Whoa,…  mid-night…  in Mem-… phis,…       well, you take… me… a-

|D      Em F#m|G                          |D                |

-way…   Oh,…      mid-… night in Mem-… phis,…   It’s a long,…

|A              |G               |D         |D       |

…  long… time…      be-fore… the… day…

VERSE #3: [12 M]

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|D                              |G                         |D           |

Burn-in’ down… on Beale… Street…  Can you hear the en-gine roar?…

|D                |G                               |

Yeah, yeah,…  burn-in’ down… on Beale… Street,…

|G                         |D          |D           |

…  there’s a girl in ev-'ry door…              Well,

|A                           |G                                  |

it don’t… mat-… ter what you got… ‘cause they're al-ways ask-in'

|D          |D                       |

more…         Take it… girls/boys!…

SOLO BREAK: [12 M] ('VERSE' Chord Progression) -

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|D       |D       |A       |G       |D       |D       |

                                                     I

VERSE #4: [12 M]

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|D                          |G                    |D          |

heard… the riv-er ris-… in’…  ris-in’ up o-ver my head…

|D            |D                           |G                     |

Yeah,…   I heard… that riv-er rise… up,…   and this is what it

|D           |D         |A                          |

 said,…              Oh,… I don’t need no live… ones…

|G                        |D          |D                     |

…  I just take care of the dead…         Whoa, whoa,… whoa,…

CHORUS #2: [10 M]

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|G                     |D               |A                      |

Whoa,…  mid-night…  in Mem-… phis,…       well, you take… me… a-

|D      Em F#m|G                          |D                |

-way…   Oh,…      mid-… night in Mem-… phis,…   It’s a long,…

|A              |G               |D         |D       |

…  long… time…      be-fore… the… day…

CHORUS #3: [12.5 M] 'CODA' -

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|G                     |D               |A                      |

Whoa,…  mid-night…  in Mem-… phis,…       well, you take… me… a-

|D      Em F#m|G                          |D                |

-way…   Oh,…      mid-… night in Mem-… phis,…   It’s a long,…

|A              |G               |D          |D        |

…  long… time…      be-fore… the… day,…              be-

                         2/4  4/4

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