Pink Pays Tribute To Janis Joplin With Epic “Me & Bobby McGee” Cover You Have To See

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Doin’ Janis Proud

If any woman can cover Janis Joplin, I think it boils down to two incredible singers; PiNK, and Joss Stone. These women embody the power and energy thousands have yearned for since Joplin’s untimely death in 1970.

Written by Kris Kristofferson, who is responsible for hundreds of songs of hit songs for a wide variety of artist, also recorded many songs and appeared in several movies. It is rumored that Joplin and Kristofferson had a brief affair.

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Kristofferson says; The song’s final defining image came to Kristofferson as he was driving in heavy rain to the airport for the flight home. “I went, ‘With them windshield wipers slapping time and Bobby clapping hands we finally sang up every song the driver knew.’ And that was it.”

This album was released shortly after Joplin died of a heroin overdose. Her death gave the album a lot of attention, and Pearl went to #1. This was the second song to hit #1 in the US after the artist had died. “Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding was the first.

If you’re a Joplin fan like me, its always nice to see great covers, and I think Joplin would have been proud of this one!

 

+Me & Bobby Mcgee lyrics below+

Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin’ for a train
And I’s feelin’ near as faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained
It rode us all the way to New Orleans
I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna
I was playin’ soft while Bobby sang the blues, yeah
Windshield wipers slappin’ time, I was holdin’ Bobby’s hand in mine
We sang every song that driver knew

Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose
Nothin’, don’t mean nothin’ hon’ if it ain’t free, no no
And, feelin’ good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
You know, feelin’ good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGhee

From the Kentucky coal mine to the California sun
There Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
Through all kinds of weather, through everything we done
Yeah, Bobby baby kept me from the cold

One day up near Salinas, Lord, I let him slip away
He’s lookin’ for that home, and I hope he finds it
But, I’d trade all of my tomorrows, for a single yesterday
To be holdin’ Bobby’s body next to mine

Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose
Nothin’, that’s all that Bobby left me, yeah
But, feelin’ good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
Hey, feelin’ good was good enough for me, mm-hmm
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGhee

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