June 22: Happy Birthday Kris Kristofferson (born 1936 – age 81) – His 10 best songs
One of my fav artists, and he’s written many great songs.
This is a list (+ videos), not a bio… so here goes:
(preferred album version included)
- Sunday Morning Coming Down – The Austin Sessions (1999)
- Me and Bobby McGee – Kristofferson (1970)
- Why Me – The The Austin Sessions (1999)
- Help Me Make It Through the Night – Kristofferson (1970)
- For the Good Times – The The Austin Sessions (1999)
- Here Comes That Rainbow Again – The Essential Kris Kristofferson (2004)
- The Silver Tongued Devil and I – The Silver Tongued Devil and I (1971)
- To Beat the Devil – The Austin Sessions (1999)
- Nobody Wins – The Austin Sessions (1999)
- The Pilgrim, Chapter 33 – The Silver Tongued Devil and I (1971)
Yes! I LOVE “The Austin Sessions” album…
There are many great video clips on youtube, and I’ve tried to compile the best versions (live versions are as always preferred):
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Well I woke up Sunday morning,
With no way to hold my head that didn’t hurt.
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad,
So I had one more for dessert.
Then I fumbled through my closet for my clothes,
And found my cleanest dirty shirt.
An’ I shaved my face and combed my hair,
An’ stumbled down the stairs to meet the day.