Me and Bobby McGee

A Rockin' Remake of this 1971 Classic Oldie.

Jerry Lee Lewis classic cover of Me and Bobby McGee

 When I first heard this "Me and Bobby McGee" Set your piano on fire Rockin' Remake of this classic by Jerry Lee Lewis, I instantly claimed this version as my favorite.

I also prefer Kris's down home version of this song to Janis Joplin's famous one.

The proof of Kristofferson's talent as a songwriter lies in the fact that songs like this one, Help Me Make It Through The Night, For The Good Times and Sunday Morning Coming Down have been covered thousands of times by artists from many different genres.

For those of us who would appreciate a single day back in the "Good Old Days" the line in the song "I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday" seems appropriate. 

But to hear the Jerry Lee Lewis version of this song takes on a whole new meaning for "Best Cover Songs." 

In short, Lewis is an artist whose music should be in every music lover's collection.

Is this the Best version of "Bobby McGee" that never gets played?

So why is it that when you Google this song Lewis' name never seems to come up any where near the top but many other artists do? Maybe I can change that when this page goes live online.

Could be because he recorded the song just after Janis Joplin's version was released (both in 1971) and I believe at the time maybe no one took Lewis' cover serious. 

I did...And if you're a Jerry Lee Lewis fan and never heard this version you're in for a treat. 

My other favorite cover of this song is performed by The Highwaymen and I like it almost as much as Jerry Lee's cover. 

I say that because Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings are no longer with us and they all sounded so good together singing this song live. 

Get ready, hold on...The Killer's on deck. You make the call but Lewis is sure at the top of my list on this one.  Enjoy.


Me & Bobby McGee Lyrics:
Written by Kris Kristofferson & Fred Foster
Original recording 5/16/69 by Roger Miller

Busted flat in Baton Rouge, headin' for the train
Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained
Took us all the way to New Orleans

I took my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna
And was blowing sad while Bobby sang the blues
With them windshield wipers slappin' time
And Bobby clappin' hands
We finally sang up every song that driver knew

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


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

Then somewhere near Salinas, Lord, I let her slip away
Lookin' for the home I hope she'll find
And I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday
Holdin' Bobby's body next to mine

Freedom's just another word for nothing' left to lose
Nothin' left is all she left for me
Feeling good was easy, Lord, when Bobby sang the blues
Buddy, that was good enough for me
Good enough for me and Bobby McGee

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