Me and Bobby McGee lyrics and chords

The chords to Me and Bobby McGee are presented in the key of G. The song was written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster and is about someone who has lost the love of their life and is reminiscing about the good times they shared.

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G 
Busted flat in Baton Rouge heading the trains
 
Feeling nearly faded as my  
D 
jeans
D 
Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained
 
Took us all the way to New Orl
G 
eans
 
G 
I took my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna
 
And was blowin’ sad while Bobby sang the  
C 
blues
 
With them windshield wipers slapping time and  
G 
Bobby clapping hands
 
We finally  
D 
sang up every song that driver  
G 
knew



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C 
Freedom’s just another word for  
G 
nothing left to lose
D 
Nothing ain’t worth nothing but it’s  
G 
free
C 
Feeling good was easy, Lord, when  
G 
Bobby sang the blues
D 
Feeling good was good enough for me
 
Good enough for me and Bobby  
G 
McGee

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From the coal mines of Kentucky to the California sun
Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
Standing right beside me, Lord, through everything I done
Every night she kept me from the cold

Then somewhere near Salinas, Lord, I let her slip away
Searchin’ for the home I hope she’ll find
And I’d give all of my tomorrows for a single yesterday
Holding Bobby’s body next to mine

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[G]Busted flat in Baton Rouge heading the trains
Feeling nearly faded as my [D]jeans
[D]Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained
Took us all the way to New Orl[G]eans

[G]I took my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna
And was blowin’ sad while Bobby sang the [C]blues
With them windshield wipers slapping time and [G]Bobby clapping hands
We finally [D]sang up every song that driver [G]knew

Chorus

[C]Freedom’s just another word for [G]nothing left to lose
[D]Nothing ain’t worth nothing but it’s [G]free
[C]Feeling good was easy, Lord, when [G]Bobby sang the blues
[D]Feeling good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and Bobby [G]McGee

From the coal mines of Kentucky to the California sun
Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
Standing right beside me, Lord, through everything I done
Every night she kept me from the cold

Then somewhere near Salinas, Lord, I let her slip away
Searchin’ for the home I hope she’ll find
And I’d give all of my tomorrows for a single yesterday
Holding Bobby’s body next to mine

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