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Me and Bobby McGee  Roger Miller

Me and Bobby McGee
written by Kristofferson/Foster
NOTE: In Miller's recording, the base is very prominent. Thus, it sounds best to play
extra base-notes. Whenever you see a C, alternate between a C and C/G (listen to the
recording, or use your own judgement, it's not a hard pattern to figure). When you see a
D, alternate between D and D/F#. Also, and this is especially true during the first verse
and chorus, walk up to the next chord (this can be as simple as playing a C7 before the F,
or you can do whatever feels good for you).
[C]Busted flat in Baton Rouge and headin' for the trains
Feelin' nearly faded as my j[G7]eans[G]
[G7]Bobby thumbed a diesel down [G] j[G7]ust before it rained[G]
[G7]Took us all the way to New O[C]rleans
And I took my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana
And was blowin' sad while Bobby sang the b[F]lues
With them windshield wipers slappin' time and B[C]obby clappin' hands we finally
[G7]Sang up every song that driver [C]knew
[F]Freedom's just another word for n[C]othin' left to lose
[G7]Nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's fr[C]ee
[F]Feelin' good was easy Lord when B[C]obby sang the blues
[G7]Buddy that was good enough for me[G] [G7]
[G7]Good enough for me and Bobby [C]McGee
(key change to D)
Bobby shared the secrets of my s[A]oul
Standin' right beside me Lord thru everything I done
And every night she kept me from the c[D]old
Then somewhere near Salinas I let her slip away
Lookin' for the home I hope she'll f[G]ind
I'd trade all of my tomorrs for one s[D]ingle yesterday
[A]Holdin' Bobby's body next to m[D]ine
[G]Freedom's just another word for no[D]thin' left to lose
[A]Nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's f[D]ree, hey hey
[G]Feelin' good was easy Lord when B[D]obby sang the blues
[A]And feelin' good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and Bobby Mc[D]Gee
[D]La la la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la me and Bobby M[A]cGee
La la la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la me and Bobby M[D]cGee
(repeat and fade)

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