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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



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Valquiria Bueno

Quanto mais vejo esse cara, mais gosto dele💓💓

Vern Smith

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

OldBillOverHill

I still prefer his version of his song.

Kris Kristofferson

Hello for your comment and supports, your comments and constant support has brought me this far. Keep Supporting ❤️please send me a via.kriskristofferson6@gmail.com

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

Ruby Courey

Kris did that because he honest and wrote and played with his heart,

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Dennis Lenihan

One of the best and most enduring songs Kris ever wrote.

michael catalano

Kris is One Of The Best All-Time performers........... and remember he was an Army Officer & and a Rhodes Scholar too !

Timothy Spaghetti

I heard he was Evac pilot and was in helicopter hauling people out and wrote this song while active duty..

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