"Me & Bobby McGee" as written by and Kris/foster Kristofferson....
Fare you well my honey
Fare you well my only true one
All the birds that were singing
Have flown except you alone

Going to leave this broke-down palace
On my hands and my knees I will roll roll roll
Make myself a bed by the waterside
In my time, in my time, I will roll roll roll

In a bed, in a bed
By the waterside I will lay my head
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul

River gonna take me
Sing me sweet and sleepy
Sing me sweet and sleepy
All the way back back home
It's a far gone lullaby
Sung many years ago
Mama, Mama, many worlds I've come
Since I first left home

Going home, going home
By the waterside I will rest my bones
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul

Going to plant a weeping willow
On the banks green edge it will grow grow grow
Sing a lullaby beside the water
Lovers come and go, the river roll roll roll

Fare you well, fare you well
I love you more than words can tell
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul


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    General CommentI heard that both Booby Weir and Janice Joplin learned the song at the same time on their train ride across Canada.

    Janice Joplin owns this song. But the Dead put out the second best version. And I am certain they thought of her every time they played it.

    Especially when they changed the lyrics to say:

    Freedoms just another word
    For nothing left to DO
    Durangoon May 12, 2009   Link

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