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Well it took him ten years to write the song, and i believe he wrote it on the back of a hotel slip. His agent, or manager phoned him at the hotel and said, " i got a song title for you . I'll give you the title , but you have to write the song." So i'm not a hundred percent sure, but that is originally how it came about. Ten years later, Mr Kristofferson wrote the song, as at… read more

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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

Kris Kristofferson - Me And Bobby McGee Lyrics


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  • classic is this song****
  • There's no bobby in the McGee family
  • JOOP ... forever and ever a great one listen too! THX KK ;-)
  • Geht voll ab
  • Good song !!!
  • But this is the Roger Miller version, right?
  • "Me and Bobby McGee" is a song written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, originally performed by Roger Miller. Others performed the song later, including Kristofferson himself,[1] and Janis Joplin who topped the U.S. singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history after "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding.
  • 76 man oh man where did the years go......
  • Without Kris there would be no Me and Bobby McGee.............. Every cover is good... and there are so many of them..... But KK is the original and the creator...
  • Jeff Bridges twins!

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