♫ Me & Bobby McGee ♫

Filosofa's Word

Me_and_Bobby_McGee_-_Janis_JoplinA few nights ago I played a song, Summertime, and the version I played was by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong — two of my favourites.  A couple of readers noted that Janis Joplin had also covered the song, and they liked her version.  I listened, but still prefer the Ella/Louis one.  However, while Janis Joplin was not among my favourites growing up, but she had a few songs that I really liked and that have stuck with me through the years.  Me & Bobby McGee is at the top of that list.  Coincidentally, our friend John Howell mentioned this one in a comment yesterday, and thus it seemed to be kismet that I play this here tonight!

Written by Kris Kristofferson and songwriter Fred Foster, it was originally sung by Roger Miller.  Often misinterpreted as a love song for Janis Joplin, the real inspiration behind Kris Kristofferson’s ‘Me…

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