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Me And Bobby McGee
Kris Kristofferson Lyrics


If it sounds country, man, that's what it is
A country song
Okay
One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four

Busted flat in Baton Rouge
Headin' for the train
Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down
Just before it rained
Took us all the way to New Orleans

I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna
I was blowin' sad while Bobby sang the blues
With them windshield wipers slappin' time
And Bobby clappin' hands
We finally sang off every song that driver knew

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
Nothin' ain't worth nothin', but it's free
Feelin' good was easy, Lord when Bobby sang the blues
Feelin' good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and Bobby McGee

From the coal mines of Kentucky
To the California sun
Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
Standin' right beside me, Lord, through everything I done
And every night she kept me from the cold
Then somewhere near Salinas, Lord, I let her slip away
Lookin' for the home I hope she'll find
And I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday
Holdin' Bobby's body next close to mine

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
Nothin' left is all she left for me
Feelin' good was easy, Lord, when Bobby sang the blues
Feelin' good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and Bobby McGee

La-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la
La-la-la, me and Bobby McGee
La-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la, me and Bobby McGee
La-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la
La-la-la, me and Bobby McGee
La-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la, me and Bobby McGee

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Fred L. Foster, Kris Kristofferson

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Busted flat in Baton Rouge, headin' for the trains
Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained
Took us all the way to New Orleans

I took my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana
And was blowin' sad while Bobby sang the blues
With them windshield wipers slappin' time and
Bobby clappin' hands we finally sang up every song
That driver knew

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
And nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's free
Feelin' good was easy, Lord, when Bobby sang the blues
And buddy, that was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.

From the coalmines of Kentucky to the California sun
Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
Standin' right beside me through everythin' I done
And every night she kept me from the cold

Then somewhere near Salinas, Lord, I let her slip away
She was lookin' for the home I hope she'll find
Well I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday
Holdin' Bobby's body close to mine

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
And nothin' left was all she left to me
Feelin' good was easy, Lord, when Bobby sang the blues
And buddy, that was good enough for me
Good enough for me and Bobby McGee



All comments from YouTube:

Vern Smith

God he wrote some of the best songs!! So deep and so emotional!!

Xine999

Amen!

OldBillOverHill

I still prefer his version of his song.

Ruby Courey

@Joe who is Pearl? If you had said Janis Joplin I would have believed you. But, Kris wrote that song and he put his heart and soul into that song.

Joe

but pearl sang it better

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Ursula Braun Waldeck

What can I say? I just love this guy. He has such a fine tuned soul and such a great talent to write those beautiful songs out of his heart. So great!

Paul nelson

Just incredible, Kris is quite simply a brilliant singer song writer, love it ❤

Heather Brooks

I just watched a country music documentary by Ken Burns, and just found out how much this man influenced country music. Wow.

bert schmit

With Johnny Cash!

VA24541

Where have you been Heather?

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