"Me and Bobby McGee" is a song written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, originally performed by Roger Miller. Others performed the song later, including Grateful Dead, Kristofferson himself,Kenny Rogers and The First Edition, Gordon Lightfoot, Miranda Lambert, and most famously Janis Joplin.
The song is the story of two drifters, the narrator and his girlfriend Bobby McGee. The couple hitch a ride from a truck driver and sing as they drive through the American south. They visit California