Lee Rocker – Night Train To Memphis lyrics

LEE ROCKER - NightTrainToMemphis

ROCKABILLY BOOGIE
Well, it’s a rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie tonight

Well, I know a little place on the edge of town
Where you can really dig ‘em up and set ‘em down
It’s a little place called The Hide-Away
You do the rockabilly ‘till the break of day

Well it’s a rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie tonight

Well, they kick off their shoes, gettin’ ready to bop
They’re gonna rockabilly wearin’ their socks
You wiggle your hip, feel the thrill
Come on little baby do the rockabilly-bill

It’s a rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie tonight

Well, there’s little ol’ Suzie, turnin’ seventeen
Everybody knows her as a rockabilly queen
And there’s old’ Slim, as quiet as a mouse
He grabs ol’ Suzie, they’re gonna tear up the house

It’s a rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie tonight

It’s a rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie
A rock-rock rockabilly boogie tonight

 

NIGHT TRAIN TO MEMPHIS
Take that night train to Memphis
Take that night train to Memphis
When you arrive at the station
I’ll be right there to greet you
I’ll be right there to meet you
Don’t turn down my invitation

Take that night train to Memphis
Take that night train to Memphis
You know how I’m longin’ to see you
Leave at three-fifty-seven, get there at eleven
I’ll be shoutin’ “halle-lu-jah” all the way

Halle-lu-jah, Halle-lu-jah

I’ll be shoutin’ “hallelu-jah” all the way
Oh, we’re gonna have a jubilee
In Memphis, Tennessee
We’ll shout “halle-lu-jah” all the way

Yeah, that’s right

Take that night train to Memphis
Take that night train to Memphis
Tell the engineer to pull the throttle open
Keep that engine stack a-smokin’
I’m not kiddin’, I’m not jokin’
I’ll soon be with my girl, I’m hopin’

Halle-lu-jah! (Halle-lu-jah!)
Halle-lu-jah! (Halle-lu-jah!)

I’ll be shoutin’ “hallelu-jah” all the day
We’re gonna have a jubilee
Down in Memphis, Tennessee
We’ll shout halle-lu-jah all the way

Halle-lu-jah! (Halle-lu-jah!)
Halle-lu-jah! (Halle-lu-jah!)

We’ll be shoutin’ “hallelu-jah” all the way
We’re gonna have a jubilee
In Memphis, Tennessee
We’ll shout halle-lu-jah all the way

Oh, that’s right

Take that night train to Memphis
Take that night train to Memphis
When you arrive at the station
Well, I’ll be right there to greet you
I’ll be right there to meet you
Don’t turn down my invitation

Well, Halle-lu-jah! (Halle-lu-jah!)
Well, Halle-lu-jah! (Halle-lu-jah!)

I’ll be shoutin’ “hallelu-jah” all the day
We’re gonna have a jubilee
In Memphis, Tennessee
We’re gonna shout halle-lu-jah all the way

Yeah, take that night train to Memphis
Take that night train to Memphis
Tell the engineer to pull the throttle open
Keep that engine stack a-smokin’
I’m not kiddin’, I’m not jokin’
I’ll soon be with my girl, I’m hopin’

Halle-lu-jah! (Halle-lu-jah!)
Halle-lu-jah! (Halle-lu-jah!)

We’ll be shoutin’ “hallelu-jah” all the day (halle-lu-jah)
We’re gonna have a jubilee
Down in Memphis, Tennessee
We’re gonna shout halle-lu-jah all the way
We’re gonna shout halle-lu-jah all the way
We’re gonna shout halle-lu-jah all the way

 

SLAP THE BASS
I’m gonna slap, slap, slap the bass
Step up on and rock this place
I’m gonna slap, slap, slap the bass
Step up on and rock this place
I’m gonna slap, slap, slap this bass tonight

Everybody get off on your feet
Swing to the rhythm and feel the beat
Everybody move out on the floor
Having a ball and rock some more
Slap, slap, slap that bass tonight

Like the train that come on down the track
Got the sound of a ’57 Cadillac
Thunder slams and lightning strikes
Gonna slap that bass and gonna rock tonight

I’m gonna slap, slap, slap the bass
Step up on and rock this place
I’m gonna slap, slap, slap the bass
Step up on and rock this place
I’m gonna slap, slap, slap this bass all night

 

TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK
Well, I got a girl with a record machine
When it comes to rockin’ she’s the queen
We love to dance on a Saturday night
All alone where I can hold her tight
But she lives on the twentieth floor uptown
The elevator’s broken down

So I walked one, two flight, three flight, four
Five, six, seven flight, eight flight, more
Up on the twelfth I started to drag
Fifteenth floor I’m a-ready to sag
Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock

When she calls me up on the telephone
Say, come on over honey, I’m all alone
I said, “baby you’re mighty sweet
But I’m in bed with the achin’ feet”
This went on for a couple of days
I couldn’t stay away

So I walked one, two flight, three flight, four
Five, six, seven flight, eight flight, more
Up on the twelfth I started to drag
Fifteenth floor I’m startin’ to sag
Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock

Well, they sent to Chicago for repairs
Till it’s a-fixed I’m usin’ the stairs
Hope they hurry up before it’s too late
I want my baby too much to wait
All this climbin’ is a-gettin’ me down
Before they’ll find my corpse draped over a rail

But I climbed one, two flight, three flight four
Five, six, seven flight, eight flight, more
Up on the twelfth I started to drag
Fifteenth floor I’m startin’ to sag
Get to the top,well, I’m too tired to rock

 

WILD CHILD
Well, I’m just outta school
I’m real real cool
I gotta jump, I gotta jive
I got the meesage I’m alive

Well, I’m the wild one
Woow, I’m the wild wild one
I’m gonna keep a-shakin’, gonna keep a-movin’
Why dontcha cramp my style
I’m a real wild child

C’mon babe, shake it all night long
Shake it til the meat come of the bone

Well, I’m the wild one
Woow, I’m the wild wild one
I’m gonna keep a-shakin’, gonna keep a-rockin’
Why dontcha cramp my style
I’m a real wild child

Well, gonna pick you up in my ‘88
Get ready sugar, now don’t be late
We’re gonna move you all night long
Until whole lot of shakin goin’ on

Well, I’m the wild one
Woow, yeah, I’m the wild one
I’m gonna keep a-shakin’, gonna keep a-movin’ baby
Why dontcha cramp my style
I’m a real wild child

Well, it really gets a-movin’ when the sun goes down
After dark I can get around
C’mon move around, and make me hot
And when we start a-boppin’  then we sure can’t stop

‘Cause I’m the wild one
Woow, I’m the wild wild one
I’m gonna keep on shakin’, gonna keep on movin’ baby
Why dontcha cramp my style
I’m a real wild child
Real wild child
Real wild child
Real wild child

 

HONEY DON’T
Well, how come you say you will when you won’t
Say you do, honey, when you don’t
Let me know baby how you feel
Tell the truth now, is love real

But huh uh, honey don’t, well honey don’t
Honey don’t, honey don’t, honey don’t
You say you will when you won’t, huh uh, honey, don’t

Well, I love you, baby, and you ought to know
I like the way that you wear your clothes
Everything about you is so doggone sweet
You got that sand all over your feet

But huh uh, honey don’t, honey don’t
Honey don’t, honey don’t, honey don’t
You say you will when you won’t, huh uh, honey don’t

Well, I love you on a Saturday night
Sunday morning you don’t look right
You’ve been out painting the town
Huh uh, mama been stepping around

But huh uh, honey don’t, honey don’t
Honey don’t, honey don’t, honey don’t
You say you will when you won’t, huh uh, honey don’t

Honey don’t, honey don’t, honey don’t
You say you will when you won’t, huh uh, honey don’t

 

THAT’S ALL RIGHT / BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
* Well, that’s all right, mama
That’s all right for you
That’s all right mama, just anyway you do
Well, that’s all right, that’s all right
That’s all right now mama, anyway that you do

Well, I’m leaving town this morning
I’m leaving town for sure
Well, then you won’t be bothered
With me hangin’ round my door
Well, that’s all right, that’s all right
That’s all right now mama, anyway that you do

Well, nama she done told me
Papa done told me too
Son, that girl your foolin’ with
She ain’t no good for you
Well, that’s all right,yeah,  that’s all right
That’s all right my mama, anyway that you do

* Blue moon, blue moon
Blue moon, keep on shining bright
Blue moon, keep on shining bright
Bring me back to my baby tonight
Blue moon, keep on shining bright

I said blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining
Shine on the one who’s gone and left me blue
I said blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining
Shine on the one who’s gone and left me blue

Well, it was on a moonlight night
Stars shined bright
Whispers on high
Love said goodbye

Blue moon of Kentucky, won’t you keep on shining
Shine on the one who’s gone and left me blue
Shine on the one who’s gone and left me blue
Shine on the one who’s gone and left me blue

 

TEAR IN MY BEER
There’s a tear in my beer
And I’m cryin’ for you, dear
You are on my lonesome mind
Into these last nine beers
I have shed a million tears
You are on my lonesome mind

I’m gonna keep on sittin’ heree till I’m petrified
Then, my darling, my heart won’t hurt inside

There’s a tear in my beer
And I’m cryin’ for you, dear
You are on my lonesome mind

I’m gonna keep on sittin’ here till I can’t move a toe
Then, my darling, well, my heart won’t hurt me so

There’s a tear in my beer
And I’m cryin’ for you, dear
You are on my lonesome mind

 

LONESOME TEARS
Lonesome tears sad and blue
I shed lonesome tears for you
You know I know why
I cried when you said goodbye

When you left me all alone
Lonesome tears fell all night long
Well, you know I know I cried
When you said goodbye

You left me here all alone
Hear me callin’, won’t you back home
Love me like you did before
Now I need to tell you more

Lonesome tears sad and blue
I shed lonesome tears for you
Well, you know I know I cried
When you said goodbye

Well, you left me here all alone
Hear me callin’, won’t you back home
Love me like you did before
Now I need to tell you more

Lonesome tears sad and blue
I shed lonesome tears for you
Well, you know I know I cried
When you said
Well, you know I know I cried
When you said
Well, you know I know I cried
When you said goodbye

 

BUILT FOR SPEED
Here I come in my fifty seven
She’s a real low rider made in heaven
With a custom engine painted black with flames
Ain’t nobody gonna call that hot rod tame
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh

V-8 engine with the fuel injection
Two eight three, that’s my ounce of perfection
Get that rod out when it’s very late
Haven’t got a round to getting license plates
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh

Well, I’m cruising low and I’m cruising mean
Well, I’m cruising slow in my dream machine
My hot rod mama
And you’re really built for speed

You’re built for speed

When I reach that final destination
I will drive your car and leave you compensation
With a little reeling and a lot of rockin’
You’re my hot rod mama in your fishnet stockings
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh

Well, I’m cruising low and I’m cruising mean
Well, I’m cruising slow in my dream machine
You’re my hot rod mama
And you’re really built for speed

Built for speed

There I come in my fifty seven
She’s a real low rider made in heaven
With a custom engine painted black with flames
Ain’t nobody gonna call that hot rod tame
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh

Well, I’m cruising low and I’m cruising mean
Well, I’m cruising slow in my dream machine
You’re my hot rod mama
And you’re really built for speed

You’re built for speed
You’re built for speed
You’re built for speed
You’re built for speed

 

SO SAD
We used to have good times together
But now I feel them slip away
It makes me cry to see love die
So sad to watch good love go bad

Remember how you used to feel, dear
You said nothing could change your mind
It breaks my heart to see us part
So sad to watch good love go bad

Is it any wonder why I feel so blue
When I know for certain that I’m losing you

Remember how you used to feel, dear
You said nothing could change your mind
It breaks my heart to see us part
So sad to watch good love go bad
So sad to watch good love go bad

 

ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream

When I want you in my arms
When I want you and all your charms
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream

When I feel blue in the night
And I need you to hold me tight
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam

I can make you mine, taste your lips of wine
Anytime night or day
Only trouble is, gee whiz
I’m dreamin’ my life away

I need you so that I could die
I love you so and that is why
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam

I can make you mine, taste your lips of wine
Anytime night or day
Only trouble is, gee whiz
I’m dreamin’ my life away

I need you so that I could die
I love you so and that is why
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream