Epitaph
Kris Kristofferson Lyrics


Her close friends have gathered.
Lord, ain't it a shame
Grieving together
Sharing the blame.
But when she was dying
Lord, we let her down.
There's no use cryin'
It can't help her now.

The party's all over
Drink up and go home.
It's too late to love her
And leave her alone.

Just say she was someone
Lord, so far from home
Whose life was so lonesome
She died all alone
Who dreamed pretty dreams
That never came true
Lord, why was she born
So black and blue?
Oh, why was she born
So black and blue?

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Written by: DONNIE FRITTS, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

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Karl the Elder

Epitaph - Kris Kristofferson
Her close friends have gathered.
 Lord, ain't it a shame
Grieving together
 Sharing the blame.
 But when she was dying
 Lord, we let her down.
 There's no use cryin'
 It can't help her now.
 The party's all over
 Drink up and go home.
 It's too late to love her
 And leave her alone.
Just say she was someone
 Lord, so far from home
 Whose life was so lonesome
 She died all alone
 Who dreamed pretty dreams
 That never came true
 Lord, why was she born
 So black and blue?
 Oh, why was she born
 So black and blue? 



All comments from YouTube:

Drewtazy

Nobby Clark is correct, this was written by Kris and Donnie Fritts about Janis Joplin.

anita espedal

@Martin McGorty Kris and Donnie Wrote tihis song to Janis`s funeral. Kris datet janis but he left a mounth before she died. Some people have blaming Kris for her death and a jurnalist askt kris about it and he said that he dident belive that,and he had lived long enough to know that someone just have to kill theyr snakes. He really loved Janis ,but she was alreddy lost when he meet her.

Kristoff Rand

@***** Actually, it's not about Bessie Smith... It's about Janis Jolin. From the horses mouth.

http://performingsongwriter.com/kris-kristofferson-bobby-mcgee/

Martin McGorty

@*****
Kris Kristofferson often wrote songs about multiple people, (ex: The Pilgrim Chapter 33) but he dated Janis Joplin until she passed away in 1970 and this album came out the following year, so I strongly suspect that he had her in mind. Where did you get your information?

Mr Viclamb

My first wife died after we were married 23 1/2 years.  She was only 43 years old after fighting four brain surgeries over a period of 16 years. I was at her side when she died. She requested this song by Kris to be played at her funeral.  It was played and then silence in the church.  So sad.

Mimi B

Wow...was your wife mad at you all?

Richard Conard

You can hear Kris break up in the middle of this song. Had to be so hard for him o sing, no matter how many times he sang it. Must have been torture to write it, but hope it was a catharsis for him. He owes so much to Janis and her recording of this song. May his prayers always include her.

Rhymes with Somethingy

@anita espedal i think that's a typo referring to "his" song "Me and Bobby Mcgee"
But I can only imagine what she would've done with this song

Jane Austen

I don't know about that. He had already won songwriter of the year in Nashville, been sung by Johnny Cash in the seminal Sunday Morning Coming Down, and the song he wrote was her biggest hit. I am not saying he owes no gratitude, but I don't think his career was affected much by it.

anita espedal

Janis dident recording this song, Kris and Donnie Wrot this to her funeral. <3

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