Pam Tillis - Maybe It Was Memphis Lyrics




Looking at you through a misty moonlight,
Katydid sing like a symphony.
Porch swing swaying like a Tennessee lullaby,
Melody blowing through the willow tree.

What was I s'posed to do,
Standing there looking at you?
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 s'posed to do,
Standing there looking at you?
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.

Maybe it was Memphis,
Maybe it was southern summer nights.
Maybe it was you, maybe it was me,
But it sure felt right.

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

What was I s'posed to do,
Standing there looking at you?
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.





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  1. Combat Medic

    Pam Tillis...always my celebrity crush!!

  2. Audrey Bidwell

    2020 still fucking to this song!!!!!!!

  3. Ralph Moon

    I love u

  4. Ralph Moon

    Loranna I love you I will always keep my promise to u and my will stay on for u

  5. Ronnie Glenn

    Love Pam she best!

  6. Christi Nash

    Ms. Pam Tillis reminding me of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, talking about Faulkner and stuff.

  7. Tobie Blanton

    Greatest country singer ever!!

  8. Mitch Bray

    I love this song.

  9. Della Winters

    Maybe it was Morrison. What was i supposed to do? It sure felt right though.

  10. Mark Haeft

    Love this song!!!!!

  11. Robert edward Lee

    I miss her so much

    Nathan Revis

    Some songs have meaning and make sense. I do not listen to most of today's music. No story or no good lyrics or bad music or voice.

  12. Roger Alsop

    Beautiful!

  13. Bob Barker

    She’s the whole pakage

  14. Dusty Rhoades

    Now that's country with melody & words. Nowadays country sounds like crap. It sounds like rap. I miss country songs like this.

  15. Loren Nicholls

    A big hit( along with others) for pam in the spring of 1992

  16. Lisa J Bryant

    We need music like this back now days it helps me what I'm going through I love this music 💖💙❤️💜

  17. Large E

    1.4k millennials don't like this song because it makes sense and was made with instruments . God bless the steel guitar!

  18. Jessica Kuhn

    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

  19. Wayne Edward

    Not tenn maybe somewhere warm ya know

  20. Michael O

    I live in Memphis. Pam, it wasn't Memphis.

  21. Louis Yazzie

    Good music.. Good voice.. coming from a beautiful person . also very pretty..

  22. Laura Mac Lean

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  23. Samantha Dehaven

    Love these oldies but goodies

  24. Justin Wallace

    Great country song. Brings back some memories.

  25. Amanda Black

    This is my song to my husband.

  26. Jay

    I was at work recently and my buddy is telling me about his new house on a secluded lake in mid Florida. He say's "Oh yeah my new place is great. My neighbors are all great. Do you know who Pam Tillis is? She's my neighbor. Sometimes she sings outside and you can hear her." I'm jealous.

    Justin Wallace

    That's pretty cool.

  27. Jordan White

    This song is classic.

  28. Neil Ladd

    Memphis will get 'cha every time!!

  29. Bauer

    Maybe it's Pam Tillis, maybe it's the background singers but it sure feels right.

  30. Paul Oberlee

    They had such a great diversity of female country singers in the 90s. I can't name 5 good ones today. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and who else

  31. Dan E.

    They don't make em like this any more. What an amazing talent.

  32. Elizabeth Newberry

    I love her voice and this song by her.

  33. FRED WILEY

    All of you folks missing classic country like this look for 96.9 in Dothan, Al. They broadcast on the internet. I don't work for them but it is hard to find a good radio station so I was just letting you know about it.

  34. Jennifer Brown

    ❤️2019

  35. Robert e Lee

    Maybe it was robert lee arnold jr going to see his father in Arkansas before he died hey didnt you notice 2015 spumcaker daniels show up so did neegras and our flag fell who brought them in again

  36. Robert e Lee

    She still makes me smile after all thia time

  37. de'angelo bayley

    Katiedidsings is a to catch a predator screen name

  38. Saving Bee

    Omg.... I haven't heard this song since my early 20s 😭😭 I'm swinging on my back porch swing this beautiful summer night and came across this song... *Instantly* took me back!!!! When county was still great! Sing it Pam!

  39. Savanna the banana

    My mom named my younger sister Memphis Rain Deel.

  40. 7656869940 Jessebaldwin

    this why I don't have mirror

  41. Justin Wyatt

    Still here 2019!!!!!!!

  42. Robert e Lee

    It wasnt you who wanted me she works 2 jobs off on tuesday remember

  43. Connie Howard

    Beautiful lady, beautiful song ♥️

  44. Tiffanie pierce

    Damn Darrell I think of you everytime I hear this song! I can still you see you singing it up on the mountain.

  45. lying to the moon

    Love her. Classic song.

  46. Patrick Louie Tallman

    Reminds of me of the precious memories of my mom whenever she had the time for me

  47. Amy Elkins

    It was the mountains ♥️

  48. Jerdon Greenhaw

    Goosebumps.. If you can't FEEL what she's talking about then GTFO

    Jerdon Greenhaw

    @Sho Shayda And that means what exactly?

  49. Cynthia Cox

    2019😁🌹

  50. Barbara Day

    Loved the 90 great music

  51. adam west

    One of my childhood crushes and the reason I still love redheads today. Beautiful song that takes me back.

  52. Tara Myers

    Amazing music! You don’t get that anymore! Love Pam!!!!

  53. lloyd walters

    I always thought she was so beautiful! Eating ribs at rendezvous and listening to this, I kinda hope that heaven is a little bit like that!

  54. Pickle Poe

    Oh yes!!! Love it love it! Always have always will I also really love "shake the sugar tree"!

  55. IB shipment

    wanna be favorite freins

  56. Donna Dreyer

    1993, the Year my Son was born.i love this song !

  57. John Wilson

    and maybe it wasn't anything but a great melody.

  58. Rusty Williamson

    Takes me back a lot of years to a chance encounter in Memphis when I was a lonely boy far from home.. Gotta love the references to Falkner and Tennessee Williams. Quintisentially southern.

    Player Hater

    Thinking about the south now just makes me sad, knowing that all the women down there are sleeping with negroes. And the men are too broken to stand up and take them back. RIP DIXIE. I left after Katrina, doubt I'll ever be back.

    Rusty Williamson

    Good Lord, dude! I think we in the southland will survive somehow without your racist attitudes. I am proud of the progress we have made in my lifetime, though much remains to be done. I hope you come to understand and experience brotherhood in your life.

    Player Hater

    @Rusty Williamson I'm just being honest rusty, there's nothing racist about honesty. I hope that you find a product that will decalcify your pineal gland so that you can see clearly through your great deception and see the world for what it really is.

  59. Brian Lancaster

    Love this country and it's music.

  60. James Anthony

    Think something just clicked for me. The lines "lonely boy so far from home" and "standing on your moma's front porch" always confused me. How can you be far from home on your moma's porch. I know that the song Rodeo (Garth Brooks) was written from the perspective of the woman, and was originally sung by female artists. Is this one from the perspective of the man? Like, when it says "a lonely boy so far from home" is the "narrator" saying that /they/ are a lonely boy far from home standing there looking at the "subject" of the song? I mean, from that reading of the lyrics "summer night beauty" could be a reference either to the beauty of a Memphis summer night or a reference to the person being sung about. Or am I missing something else here?

  61. anders jonsson

    One of the all time great songs, a masterpiece , just listen to the guitar solo and of course the lovely singing by the legendary Pam Tillis, absolutely love this American classic

  62. tangobravo

    Love some 90’s Pam Tillis!

  63. Violet Raven

    Maybe it was! Lol

  64. Zack Jones

    👍👍

  65. Justin A

    I miss country like this! This reminds me of hot summer days at the pool as a kid in the early-mid 90s, life was carefree and awesome.

  66. specterkev

    When I was 12 years old in 1992 my family for short time Live in Central Texas. Radio didn't have much other than country music and I wasn't the biggest country fan back then. One night this song came on the radio while I sat by myself in the car oh, and I fell in love with it. I no longer live in that small town but there are a few country songs I develop taste for especially classic country thanks to this song I'll never forget it

  67. tj parson

    Make country great again

  68. Sharlyt S.

    Good ol’ country days ❣️

  69. Sandra Layman

    wHAT A WOMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. D Jensen

    What a voice!

  71. your favorite netcitizen

    Total classic and sung by a classic beauty. Shame they don't make music like this anymore.

  72. Steve Newton

    Love this Singer!!!! So fkn beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

  73. Cecil White

    Back when the world was young there's no problems but me.

    Cecil White

    Text mee

  74. Tr Rowland

    Awsome tune daughter of Mel Gillis the studder

  75. Monica D

    this came out when I was in college...so many memories of college kids dancing the night away at the Tumbleweed in Stillwater, Oklahoma

  76. waysav

    This and Neon Moon are my favorite country songs. Hmmm, must be something about the early '90s.

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  78. Sue Turberville

    This is Country Music and Pam is Awesome. Guy

  79. robert e lee all american no color

    We make history watch this pam

    michael duboise

    Robert Republican
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  80. Elizabeth Bowlin

    Man reliving bbqs at my granpas.

  81. Carolyn Murray

    sure wish we could go back in time when music was good love this song

  82. Tater

    Back when country music had meaning!!

  83. Curtis Stole

    This is my guilty pleasure song. When it comes on I crank it and sing. No fucks are given.

  84. Weathervane rc

    One of my all time favorite songs.

  85. Cheryl Young

    I wish country music was still like this !

  86. Patrick Louie Tallman

    The good old songs remind me of my childhood.... thankful for everything

  87. jerry3355

    Don't know what it was, maybe it was you - maybe it was me - what the heck, let's just say it was Memphis.

  88. J's movies N music

    Seeing her next week love this song!

  89. Leelee Jensen

    How I loved this song when I was in love with a man Brian Lennon

  90. Roger Alsop

    Beautiful.

  91. George Lewko

    Great song. Powerful voice.

  92. his wife his baby J his baby J

    Way too many memories

  93. Jimmy.

    Still amazing in 2019.

  94. Roger Alsop

    Great song!

  95. Dianna Ralston

    This was 🎶 miss it..

  96. luke nickell

    Love this song

  97. Sheryl L Knapp

    The song remembres when so I can't listen without my heart breaking again. sorry love this song :'(