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Looking for Me & Bobby Mcgee

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by BusterDog, Sep 26, 2005.


  1. My new band is doing a cover of Janis Joplin's "Me & Bobby Mcgee" Anybody have tabs for this?
     
  2. billy007

    billy007

    Oct 1, 2005
  3. Ray-man

    Ray-man Guest

    Sep 10, 2005
    Seriously, you should be able to pick this one off the recording in 10 minutes or less. Trust your ears.

    I would only add to what Billy stated:

    c g f (repeat)

    The fill you add is what makes you a musician.
     
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Actually, to give proper credit... that is a Kris Kristofferson song, and it was first made into a hit song by Roger Miller.
     
  5. spooner2112

    spooner2112

    May 24, 2004
    Arlington, Va
    Don't forget the song modulates a step up to A. :)
     
  6. The correct key for the Janis version (sorry the notes should be superscripted, but the cut and paste doesn't apply here...).

    1. GBusted flat in Baton Rouge, waiting for a train,
    I was feeling near as faded as my Djeans.
    DBobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained,
    and rode us all the way to New OrGleans.C-G
    GI pulled my harpoon out of my diry red bandana
    I's playing soft while Bobby sang the Cblues.
    Windshield wipers slappin' time, I was Gholdin' Bobby's hand in mine
    DWe sang every song that driver knew.

    Chorus CFreedom's just another word for Gnothin' left to lose,
    DNothin', it ain't nothin' honey if it ain't Gfree
    And Cfeelin' good was easy, Lord Gwhen she sang the blues
    You know Dfeelin' good was good enough for me,
    DGood enough for me and Bobby McGGee.

    2. AFrom the Kentucky coal mines to the California sun,
    Yeah ABobby shared the secrets of my Esoul
    Through Eall kinds of weather, through everything we done
    Yeah EBobby baby helped me through the Acold.
    One Aday up near Salinas, lo-ord, I let her slip away
    She's looking for that home and I hope she Dfinds it,
    Well I'd Dtrade all of my tomorrows for one Asingle yesterday
    To be Eholding Bobby's body next to mine.

    Chorus DFreedom's just another word for Anothin' left to lose,
    ENothin', and that's all that Bobby left Ame.
    Well Dfeelin' good was easy, Lord Awhen she sang the blues
    And Efeelin' good was good enough for me,
    EGood enough for me and Bobby McAGee.