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    Me and Bobby McGee

    Kris Kristofferson

     

    Capo 2

     

                >       >

    Strum:  B   D U B U D U     > = accent
            1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Intro:  / G - - - / x2

     

    G (6)

    Busted flat in Baton Rouge headin' for the trains

                                D7 (2)

    Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    D7 (6)

    Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained

                               G (2)

    Took us all the way to New Orleans

     

    G (5)

    Took my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana

                               G7              C (2)

    And was blowin' sad while Bobby sang the blues

               C (2)

    With them windshield wipers slappin' time and

    G (2)

    Bobby clappin' hands we finally

    D7 (2)                           G    G7

    Sang up every song that driver knew

     

    Chorus:

    C (2)                          G (2)

    Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose

    D7 (2)                                     G     G7

    And nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's free

    C (2)                          G (2)

    Feelin' good was easy Lord when Bobby sang the blues

         D7 (6)

    And feeling good was good enough for me

                                       G (2)

    Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee

     

    Modulate up 1 step:

    / A - - - / - - - - /

     

    A (6)

    From the coal mines of Kentucky to the California sun

                                   E7 (2)

    Bobby shared the secrets of my soul

    E7 (6)

    Standin' right beside me through everythin' I done

                                         A (2)

    And every night she kept me from the cold

     

          A (5)

    Then somewhere near Salinas, I let her slip away

                             A7                 D (2)

    She was lookin' for the home I hope she'll find

               D (2)                       A (2)

    Well I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday

    E7 (2)                            A (2)

    Holdin' Bobby's body close to mine

     

    Chorus 2:

    D (2)                          A (2)

    Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose

         E7 (2)                                A     A7

    And nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's free

    D (2)                          A (2)

    Feelin' good was easy Lord when Bobby sang the blues

        E7 (6)

    And feeling good was good enough for me

                                    A (2)

    Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee

     

    Outro:

    A (6)

    La da-da da-da da da, la da da da da

                              E7 (2)

    La da-da, me and Bobby McGee

    E7 (6)

    La da-da da-da da da, la da da da da

                              A

    La da-da, me and Bobby McGee

     

    End on A

     


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.