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Memphis in June
1945 Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster
This song was written for the movie Johnny Angel (by Edwin L. Marin, US, 1945).

Recording sessions
1961: New York
Memphis in June
A shady veranda
Under Sunday blue sky
Memphis in June
And my cousin Miranda
She's making a blueberry pie

I can see the clock outside
A-ticking and a-tocking
Everything's so peaceful and dandy
I can see my grandmama
'Cross the street still a rocking
Watching all the neighbours go by oh my

Memphis in June
Sweet oleander
Blowing perfume
In the air everywhere
Up jumps the moon
To make it so much grander

It's paradise honey
Take my advice honey
Cos there's nothing
Like old Memphis in June

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)