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


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Me and Bobby McGee Lyrics as written by Kris Kristofferson Fred L. Foster

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    General CommentThe song is a snapshot: one is utterly smitten while the other is searching and not finding. Maybe it\'s timing, maybe it\'s one-sided love. Someone\'s haunted; someone else is gone. Both tragic and real.
    Dapperhead41on February 02, 2022   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThose are the lyrics to Janis Joplin's version, not Kris's. He recorded it before she did.
    Ex0duson May 06, 2012   Link
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    General CommentRoger Miller also recorded it before Janis Joplin.
    a1anorthon January 29, 2013   Link

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