Bette Midler - Midnight In Memphis Guitar Chords

Bette Midler

adult standards, cabaret, mellow gold, new wave pop

Chords: E, A, D, G, B, Em, F#m, Bm
Midnight In Memphis - Bette Midler (From 'The Rose')
Written By: Tony Johnson.
Chorded By: Skidaddy, Esq., G.Q.

4/4 TIME (UON) @ 128 BPM (3 Min. 26 Sec.) in 'D'.

Chords Used: (CAPO 1st Fret to match Orig. in 'D#') -
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             GUITAR             KEYS
        E  A  D  G  B  e    Bass| Chord
       ------------------   -------------
D    -  x  x  0  2  3  2     D    A-D-F#
A    -  x  0  2  2  2  0     A    A-C#-E
Bm   -  x  2  4  4  3  2     B    B-D-F#
G    -  3  2  0  0  0  3     G    B-D-G    -OR-
     -  3  2  0  0  3  3
Em   -  0  2  2  0  0  0     E    B-E-G
F#m  -  2  4  4  2  2  2     F#   A-C#-F#


'VERSE'/'SOLO' Repeating Chord Pattern: [12 M]
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|D   |G   |D   |D   |G   |G   |D   |D   |A   |G   |D   |D   |


'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       |G       |D       |D       |G       |G       |


|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
|D               |D       |D   |
-fore… the… day…

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