Kris Kristofferson - Me and Bobby McGee - Highwaymen live at Nassau Coliseum, 1990




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Published on Jul 10, 2011

playlist of Kris' Songs there

Well, a few more of Kris' songs from the Highwaymen concert "live from Nassau", that made me fell in love so badly with Kris' music.
It's available on DVD.

Please, read the interesting story to this song in my other upload

Some scenes even made me smile. Watch closely...

You see they all love this song so much... Waylon wants to sing on with the second verse, but Johnny steals him the following line (2:15) ... then Kris is waiting on someone else to sing on with whom it was good enough for, but no-one seems to dare (3:00), so he does himself... :-)

I love this concert ....and this DVD.

"Me and Bobby McGee" is a song that was covered multiple times with various levels of commercial success. Roger Miller was the first artist to have a hit with the song, peaking with it at No. 12 on the US country chart in 1969. Gordon Lightfoot's version hit No. 13 on the pop chart and No. 1 country in his native Canada in 1970. Lightfoot sang the song after a detailed tribute to Kris Kristofferson in a CBC broadcast from the summer 1969 Charlottetown Festival. In his introduction, Lightfoot referred to the Miller version and said he intended to record it himself "the way it should be done." In a 2008 autobiography, Don Reid and Harold Reid of the Statler Brothers say Kristofferson promised it to them, but when they later inquired about recording it, they learned Miller had already cut the song. The Reids say there were no hard feelings, and were happy about Miller's success with the song. The song was later included on a Statler Brothers album, and was not released as a single.

Janis Joplin covered the song for inclusion on her Pearl album only a few days before her death in October 1970. Kris had sung the song for Joplin, and singer Bob Neuwirth taught it to her. Kris, however, did not know she had covered it until after her death (the first time he heard it was the day after she died). Joplin's version topped the charts to become her only number one single and only the second posthumous number one single in rock & roll history (the first was "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding). In 2004, the Janis Joplin version of this song was ranked No. 148 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

  • Category

  • Song

    • Me and Bobby McGee (Live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY - March 1990)
  • Artist

    • The Highwaymen, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson
  • Writers

    • Fred Foster, Kris Kristofferson
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • SME (on behalf of Columbia Nashville Legacy); CMRRA, EMI Music Publishing, SOLAR Music Rights Management, and 5 Music Rights Societies


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