Memory Lane Song Lyrics and Chords by The Statler Brothers
[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]Memory Lane
Recorded by the Statler Brothers
written by Jimmy Fortune
[C]Let’s take a [F]ride ride down [C]memory lane
Do the [G7]things that we used to [C]do
Let’s take a [F]ride ride down [C]memory lane
And make [G7]love the way we used [C]to
Well it sure is good to see you
You [G7]know it’s been a long long [C]time
But [F]two young lovers that [C]fell apart
For [D7]reasons I just can’t [G7]find
So [C]many things to talk about
And [F]so many things to [C]change
And the [F]time is right let’s [C]go tonight
To a [G7]place called memory [C]lane
Repeat #1 x2
Maybe we could catch us a movie
Or a [G7]ballgame at the [C]park
Cause now we [F]don’t have to worry about [C]daddy
Or getting you [D7]home much after [G7]dark
There’s [C]always someone down at the diner
And [F]lord you never looked [C]finer
And [F]it’s driving me [C]insane
Let’s [G7]take a ride down memory [C]lane
Repeat #1 x2[/chordpress]
Who sang the the song Memory Lane?
– The song Memory Lane was sang by The Statler Brothers.
Who is The Statler Brothers?
– The Statler Brothers (sometimes simply referred to as The Statlers) were an American country music, gospel, and vocal group. The quartet was formed in 1955 performing locally and, from 1964 to 1972, they sang as opening act and backup singers for Johnny Cash.Originally performing gospel music at local churches, the group billed themselves as The Four Star Quartet, and later The Kingsmen. In 1963, when the song “Louie, Louie” by the garage rock band also called The Kingsmen became famous, the group elected to bill themselves as The Statler Brothers. Despite the name, only two members of the group (Don and Harold Reid) were actual brothers and no member has the surname of Statler. The group actually named themselves after a brand of facial tissue they had noticed in a hotel room (they later quipped that they could just as easily have named themselves “the Kleenex Brothers”). Don Reid sang lead Harold Reid, Don’s older brother, sang bass Phil Balsley sang baritone and Lew DeWitt sang tenor and was the guitarist of the Statlers before being replaced by Jimmy Fortune in 1983 due to DeWitt’s ill health.The band’s style was closely linked to their gospel roots. “We took gospel harmonies,” said Harold Reid, “and put them over in country music.” A majority of their records contain one gospel song at a minimum, and they produced several albums containing only gospel music. They also recorded a tribute song to The Blackwood Brothers, who influenced their music. The song “We Got Paid by Cash” was written by the Statler Brothers as a tribute to Johnny Cash, who discovered and mentored them.