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Joplin Janis – Me & Bobby Mc Gee tab
From: indigo@ucscb.UCSC.EDU (Adam Schneider) ME AND BOBBY McGEE (Kris Kristofferson) --------------------------------------- [each chord is the same length; that's either one measure or half a measure, depending on how you look at it.] [For the intro, strum 2 whole-beat G chords, then 4 half-beat C chords.] G - C G - C G - C G - C [intro] G G G G Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train G G D7 D7 When I's feelin' near as faded as my jeans D7 D7 D7 D7 Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained D7 D7 G - C G And rode us all the way into New Orleans G G G G I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana G G7 C C I's playin' soft while Bobby sang the blues C C G G Windshield wipers slappin' time, I was holdin' Bobby's hand in mine D7 D7 D7 D7 We sang every song that driver knew C C G G Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose D7 D7 G G Nothin', it ain't nothin' honey, if it ain't free C C G G And feelin' good was easy, lord, oh, when he sang the blues D7 D7 D7 D7 You know feelin' good was good enough for me D7 D7 G G A A Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee A A A A From the Kentucky coal mines to the California sun A A E7 E7 Yeah Bobby shared the secrets of my soul E7 E7 E7 E7 Through all kinds of weather, through everything we done E7 E7 A A Yeah Bobby baby kept me from the cold A A A A One day up near Salinas, lo-ord, I let him slip away A A7 D D He's lookin' for that home and I hope he finds it D D A A Well I'd trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday E7 E7 E7 E7 To be holdin' Bobby's body next to mine D D A A Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose E7 E7 A A Nothin', and that's all that Bobby left me D D A A Well, feelin' good was easy, lo-o-ord, when he sang the blues E7 E7 E7 E7 And feelin' good was good enough for me E7 E7 A A Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee yeah A A A A La da da, la da daa, la da daa da daa da daa A A E7 E7 La da da da daa dadada Bobby McGee-ah E7 E7 E7 E7 Laa li daa da daa daa, la da daa da daa E7 E7 A A Laa la laa la daada Bobby McGee-ah yeah A A A A La di da, ladida LA dida LA di daa, ladida LA dida LA di daa A A E7 E7 Hey now Bobby now now Bobby McGee yeah E7 E7 E7 E7 Lo lo LO lolo LO lo laa, lololo LO lolo LO lolo LO lolo LO la laa E7 E7 A A Hey now Bobby now now Bobby McGee yeah A A Lord, I called him my lover, I called him my man A A I said I called him my lover, did the best I can A A E7 E7 C'mon, hey now Bobby now, hey now Bobby McGee, yeah E7 E7 E7 E7 Lo lo lord, a lord, a lord, a lord, a lord, a lord, a lord oh E7 E7 A A Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGee, lord A A A A A A E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 A A [instrumental; piano solo] A A A A A A E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 A A [instrumental] A A A A A A E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 E7 A A A. [instrumental; guitar solo & a few more "la-di-da"s] [end]