Janis Joplin "Me and bobby McGee"  

redmustang91 57M  
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6/23/2006 1:28 pm

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6/26/2006 12:04 am

Janis Joplin "Me and bobby McGee"


Janis was an enormous talent with a tragic life story. Her great song "Me and Bobby Mcgee" in her album Pearl released after her sad drug overdose death. She makes so many other singers sound so lame!

Me And Bobby Mcgee lyrics

Busted flat in Baton Rouge
Waitin' for a train
And I's Feelin' near as faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down
Just before it rained
It rode us all the way to New Orleans

I pulled my harpoon
Out of my dirty red bandana
I was playin' soft while Bobby sang the blues, yeah
Windshield wipers slappin' time
I wass holdin' Bobby's hand in mine
We sang every song that driver knew

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
Nothin', don't mean nothin' hon' if it ain't free, no no
And, feelin' good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
You know, feelin' good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my Bobby Mcgee

From the kentucky coal mine
To the California sun
There Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
Through all kinds of weather
Through everything we done
Yeah, Bobby baby kept me from the cold

One day up near Salinas, Lord
I let him slip away
He's lookin' for that home, and I hope he finds it
But, I'd trade all of my tomorrows
For a single yesterday
To be holdin' Bobby's body next to mine

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
Nothin', that's all that Bobby left me, yeah
But, feelin' good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
Hey, feelin' good was good enough for me, Mm-hmm
Good enough for me and my Bobby Mcgee

La da da
La da da da
La da da da da da da da
La da da da da da da da Bobby Mcgee, yeah
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da da Bobby Mcgee, yeah

La da La la da da la da da la da da
La da da da da da da da da
Hey,my Bobby, oh, my Bobby Mcgee, yeah
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la la la la la
Hey, my Bobby, oh, my Bobby Mcgee, yeah

Well, I call him my lover
call him my man
I said I call him my lover did the best I can, c'mon
Hey now Bobby now
hey now Bobby Mcgee, yeah

wooooooo
La-da la-da la-da la-da la-da la-da la-da la-la
Hey, hey, hey Bobby Mcgee, yeah

(4 bars Instrumental)

la-da la-da la-da la-da la-da la-da la-da la
Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGee, yeah

rm_sepffih 45F
1 post
6/23/2006 2:11 pm

Such a shame!


Ultraviolet_69 62F

6/24/2006 3:38 pm

Kris Kristofferson wrote this for her. From what I understand, one of her boyfriends introduced her to heroin. With friends like that, who needs enemies? Some spirits seem to burn too brightly and are extinguished too soon. Hers was one of them. I'm off to watch "The Rose"


redmustang91 57M  
8571 posts
6/26/2006 12:04 am

Janis was too cool to live in this uncool and unkind world. Such a voice and so sad she died so young.


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