Me And Bobby McGee Chords & Guitar Lesson
Welcome to my Me and Bobby McGee chord chart by Janis Joplin. This is a great song for beginner since the chords are kept pretty simple. There are a few 7 chords that pop into the mix, but if you are unfamiliar with those, feel free to just play the regular chords.
For example when you see D7, play a D chord and it will work fine. It won’t sound exactly like the song, but it will do the trick.
The song also features a very nice key change which means lots of new chords for the second half of the song! Yay!
Me And Bobby McGee Strumming Patterns:
1 2 3+ 4 +
B D DU D U
1 + 2 e +a 3 + 4 e + a
B D DU DU B D DU DU
Intro: (Begginers stay on G with simple strum)
G C/G G C/G G
1 + 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e +a 1 + 2e + a 3 + 4 e + a
BD DU DU D U DU DU DU BD DU DU D D UD U
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Me And Bobby McGee Guitar Lesson:
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Me And Bobby McGee Chord Chart:
INTRO: G G
G G G D7
Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train When I's feelin' near as faded as my jeans
D7 D7 D7 G
Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained And rode us all the way into New Orleans
G G G D7
I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana I's playin' soft while Bobby sang the blues
D7 D7 D7
Windshield wipers slappin' time, I was holdin' Bobby's hand in mine We sang every song that
C G D7 G
Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose Nothin', it ain't nothin' honey, if it ain't free
And feelin' good was easy, lord, oh, when he sang the blues
D7 D7 D7 G A
You know feelin' good was good enough for me Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee
D A E7 A
Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose Nothin', and that's all that Bobby left me
Well, feelin' good was easy, lo-o-ord, when he sang the blues
E7 E7 A A
And feelin' good was good enough for me Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee yeah
A A E7 E7
La da da, la da daa, La da daa da daa da daa La da da da daa dadada Bobby McGee-ah
E7 E7 A A
Laa li daa da daa daa, La da daa da daa Laa la laa la daada Bobby McGee-ah yeah
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