G
Busted flat in Baton Rouge, headin' for the train  
                            D7
feelin' near as faded as my jeans,  

Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained
                             G
Took us all the way to New Orleans.  

I took my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana  
                         G7             C
I was blowing' sad while Bobby sang the blues.
                                             G             
With them windshield wipers slappin time and Bobbys clappin
                 D7                             G
hands we fin'lly Sang up every song that driver knew  

C                              G
Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
D7                                   G  
Nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's free. 
C                                 G
Feelin' good was easy, Lord, when Bobby sang the blues
D7
Feelin' good was good enough for me,  
                             G          A  
Good enough for me and Bobby McGee.

         A
From the coal mines of Kentucky to the California sun
                               E7
Bobby shared the secrets of my soul.  

Standin' right beside me, Lord, through everything I'd done
                                 A 
Every night she kept me from the cold
 
Then somewhere near Salinas, Lord, I let it slip away
                A7                    D
Lookin' for the home I'd hoped she'll find.
        D                              A 
And I'd trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday
E7                            A
holdin' Bobby's body close to mine.

D                              A
Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
E7                                   A 
Nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's free.
D                                 A
Feelin' good was easy, Lord, when Bobby sang the blues
E7
Feelin' good was good enough for me,
                               A
Good enough for me and Bobby McGee.

      A 
La da da, la da, la da da da da da da  
                           E7
La da da da me and Bobby McGee.  

La da da da da da da da la da da da da, 
                           A
La da da da me and Bobby McGee