Monday, April 25, 2016

through all kinds of weather...

I selected photographs to put on here today, to go along with the line, "one day up near Salinas"...

Busted flat in Baton Rouge,
Waiting for a train
I was feeling 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 harp out, from my dirty red bandanna,
I was playing soft while Bobby sang the blues.
Windshield wipers slapping time,
I was holding Bobby's hand in mine,
We sang every song that driver knew.

Freedom's just another word for
Nothin' left to lose,
Nothing -- don't mean nothing hon' if it ain't free,
Now - now --
And feeling good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues,
You know feeling good was
Good enough for me --
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.

From the Kentucky coal mines
To the California sun,
Hey, Bobby shared the secrets of my soul.
Through all kinds of weather,
Through everything that we done,
Hey 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 one single yesterday
To be holding Bobby's body next to mine.

Freedom's just another word for -- nothing left to lose.
Nothin' - that's all that Bobby left me, yeah,
But feeling good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues,
Hey feeling good was good enough for me, mmh mmh,
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee. ...


{"Me And Bobby McGee" - written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster - BNA label - 1969.  Covered by Janis Joplin, recorded September 5 - October 1, 1970, and released January 11, 1971 on the Columbia label}


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