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Kris Kristofferson

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Kris Kristofferson (born 22 June 1936 in Brownsville, Texas, United States) is a singer/songwriter and actor. He is known for such hits as "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". Kristofferson is the sole writer of most of his songs, and he has collaborated with various other figures of the Nashville scene such as Shel Silverstein. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup The Highwaymen. In 2004 Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.


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    Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train
    And I's feelin' near as faded as my jeans
    Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained
    It rode us all the way to New Orleans
    I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna
    Me And Bobby McGee  -  227,753 plays
    Take the ribbon from your hair
    Shake it loose and let it fall
    Layin' soft upon my skin
    Like the shadows on the wall
    Come and lay down by my side
    Help Me Make It Through The Night  -  168,340 plays
    In a little cabaret
    In a south Texas boarder town
    Sat a boy and his guitar
    And the people came from all around
    And all the girls
    Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down  -  162,407 plays
    Casey joins the hollow sound of silent people walking down
    The stairway to the subway in the shadows down below
    Following their footsteps through the neon-darkened corridors
    Of silent desperation, never speakin' to a soul
    The poison air he's breathin' has the dirty smell of dying
    Casey's Last Ride  -  148,381 plays
    A couple of years back I come across a great and wasted friend of mine in the hallway of a recording studio. And while he was reciting some poetry to me that he had written, I saw that he was about a step away from dying, and I couldn't help but wonder why. And the lines of this song occurred to me. I'm happy to say he's no longer wasted, and he's got him a good woman. And I'd like to dedicate this to John and June, who helped showed me how to beat the devil.
    It was wintertime in Nashville
    Down on Music City Row
    And I was looking for a place
    And to get myself out of the cold
    To Beat the Devil  -  101,837 plays
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