Me And Bobby McGee (4:14)


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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 last he was inspired to write something he had done often…Write songs of beauty. Kris may tell the true story of his account, but that’s all i know. It was worth the wait. Godbless the gentleman. Tony Cash


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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 away to New Orleans

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  • HayleighRayment

    There's no bobby in the McGee family

    20 Jun 9:49pm Reply
  • bonene59

    JOOP ... forever and ever a great one listen too! THX KK ;-)

    13 Feb 10:58am Reply
  • ArthurEngel

    Geht voll ab

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Bolters

    Good song !!!

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • xphoon

    But this is the Roger Miller version, right?

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • col1jgh

    "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.

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • allearsforever

    76 man oh man where did the years go......

    11 May 2013 Reply

    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...

    16 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ati1978

    Jeff Bridges twins!

    6 Feb 2013 Reply
  • eins-zwei-3

    wee Stimme !!as coooooooool + wunderbar

    26 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TuneBlendR

    "This creepy guy" is the one who wrote this song.

    22 Nov 2012 Reply
  • LFireproof

    Not a bad attempt but this is Janis Joplin's song.

    17 Oct 2012 Reply
  • KConn3711

    love this song ...

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • SunAMcomingdown

    Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose...excellent song!

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
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    14 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Musik-Heart

    Me and Bobby.... nice song

    24 Jun 2012 Reply

    Whoooooo! Love this tune and that cute little kitty below that blogged!

    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Monklyn

    This song is good, but kinda creepy coming from this guy...

    11 Jun 2012 Reply
  • mtshaggy

    Good enough for me

    4 May 2012 Reply
  • TAZeltine

    Son of Bob here

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
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