Bobby McGee Chords
On The Acoustic

Here on this Bobby Mcgee chords page you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link to the full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf chord sheet to this song that you can download.

Bobby Mcgee Chords
Demo Lyrics & Pdf

This old standard can be played in any chord combinations. For my demo for these Bobby McGee chords I'm starting in C and moving up to a D as The Highwaymen performed on their concert tours.

  • C
  • G
  • C7
  • F
  • D
  • A7

The one has a pretty basic standard rhythm patten using a root down up root up down up and then repeat. Or if you want to use some bass notes you'll do a root down up bass up down up. And you can blend in some basic bass runs between. 

Me And Bobby McGee
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The Highwaymen put a picking break in near the end of the song showcasing Willie Nelson and Trigger, but my break here is in a slightly different position as shown on the lyrics sheet.


Bobby McGee Lyrics


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 pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna
I was blowin' sad while Bobby sang the blues
With them windshield wipers slappin' time and
Bobby clappin' hands - we finally sang off every song that driver knew

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
Nothin' ain't worth nothin', but it's free
Feelin' good was easy, Lord when Bobby sang the blues
Feelin' 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 through everything I done
And 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 close to mine

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

Break

And I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday
Holdin' Bobby's body close to mine

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

La-la-la, la-la-la La-la-la, me and Bobby McGee
La-la-la, la-la-la La-la-la, me and Bobby McGee
La-la-la, la-la-la La-la-la, me and Bobby McGee
La-la-la, la-la-la La-la-la, me and Bobby McGee

Thanks for stopping by this Bobby McGee chords page and I hope you found the info here somewhat helpful and useful.



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