A Kris Kristofferson Songbook, Lyrics, Chords and PDF for printing, Start Page and Titles List

A Comprehensive Kris Kristofferson Songbook(420+ songs) with lyrics and chords for guitar, ukulele banjo etc.

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Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American country music singer, songwriter, musician, and film 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. He is also known for his acting work, including his role as Earl Hurley in "The Motel Life" which he co-starred in opposite Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, and Dakota Fanning.

Kristoffer Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann (née Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson, a U.S. Army Air Corps officer (later a U.S. Air Force Major General). His paternal grandparents emigrated from Sweden, while his mother had English, Scots-Irish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch ancestry. Kristofferson's paternal grandfather was an officer in the Swedish Army. When Kristoffer was a child, his father pushed him towards a military career. Like most "military brats", Kristofferson moved around frequently as a youth, finally settling down in San Mateo, California, where he graduated from San Mateo High School. An aspiring writer, Kristofferson enrolled in Pomona College in 1954. He experienced his first dose of fame when he appeared in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" for his achievements in collegiate rugby union, football, and track and field. He and classmates revived the Claremont Colleges Rugby Club in 1958, which has remained a Southern California rugby dynasty. Kris became a member of Kappa Delta Fraternity at Pomona College,[6] graduating in 1958 with a BA, summa cum laude in Literature. In a 2004 interview with Pomona College Magazine, Kristofferson mentioned philosophy professor Frederick Sontag as an important influence in his life. Kristofferson earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he studied at Merton College. While at Oxford, he was awarded his Blue for boxing and began writing songs. With the help of his manager, Larry Parnes, he recorded for Top Rank Records under the name Kris Carson. Parnes was working to sell Kris as "a Yank at Oxford" to the British public; Kris was willing to accept that promotional approach if it helped his singing career, which he hoped would enable him to progress towards his goal of becoming a novelist.[8] This early phase of his music career was unsuccessful..
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THIS COLLECTION Kris Kristofferson LYRICS with chords, includes some 420+ songs. Some of the songs also provide guitar tablature.

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These songs should not be considered as definitive versions representative of any particular performance or artist. Also the keys and chord sequences chosen may also vary considerably between versions by different transcribers. Some of these songs may be in the public domain or traditional categories, however most are not, and should you wish to use them as a basis of a performance or for any non-personal study purpose you are advised to contact the copyright holders (where available, copyright info has been included with the song). These transcriptions are made by many different individuals from all over the world for their own research and instruction, and as such are liable to great variation in interpretation and opinion. They are being shared on this site for educational purposes only, please see our copyright page for more info.

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Below is a list of all the songs available in this section, to view the lyrics/chords choose the initial letter of the title from the tool-bar at the top of this page. Songs with CRD suffix include chords.
A Moment Of Forever
A Song I'd Like To Sing
A Thousand Years CRD
Aguila Del Norte
Anthem '84 CRD
Anthem '84
Back In My Baby's Arms Again
Bad Love Story CRD
Bad Love Story
Bandits Of Baverly Hills
Best Of All Possible Worlds CRD
Best Of All Possible Worlds
Between Heaven And Here CRD
Between Heaven And Here
Bigger The Fool, The Harder The Fall
Bigger The Fool The Harder The Fall
Billy Dee 2 CRD
Billy Dee
Blame It On The Stones CRD
Blame It On The Stones
Blessing In Disguise CRD
Blessing In Disguise
Blue As I Do
Border Lord
Born To Love Me
Bread For The Body
Breakdown(a Long Way From Home) CRD
Breakdown(a Long Way From Home)
Broken Freedom Song CRD
Broken Freedom Song
Burden Of Freedom CRD
Burden Of Freedom
Casey's Last Ride
Caseys Last Ride CRD
Castaways
Chase The Feeling CRD
Chase The Feeling
Closer To The Bone CRD
Closer To The Bone
Come Sundown CRD
Come Sundown
Crippled Crow
Crossing The Border
Daddy's Song CRD
Daddy's Song
Dakota(the Dancing Bear)
Darby's Castle CRD
Darby's Castle
Devallier
Devil To Pay
Don't Cuss The Fiddle CRD
Don't Cuss The Fiddle
Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down CRD
Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down
Dont Cuss The Fiddle CRD
Down To Her Socks
Duvalier's Dream CRD
Duvalier's Dream
Eagle And The Bear
Easter Island
Easy, Come On
Easy Come On CRD
Eddie The Eunuch CRD
Eddie The Eunuch
El Coyote CRD
El Coyote
El Gavilan(the Hawk)
El Gavilan (the Hawk) CRD
Enough For You CRD
Enough For You
Epitaph(black And Blue)
Everything's Beautiful(in Its Own Way)
Fallen Angel
Feeling Mortal
Fighter CRD
Fighter
Final Attraction CRD
Final Attraction
For The Good Times 2 CRD
For The Good Times
Forever In Your Love
From Here To Forever CRD
From Here To Forever
From The Bottle 2 CRD
From The Bottle To The Bottom CRD
From The Bottle To The Bottom
Funny How Time Slips Away
Gettin' By, High And Strange CRD
Gettin' By, High And Strange
Give It Time To Be Tender CRD
Give It Time To Be Tender
Golden Idol
Good Christian Soldier CRD
Good Christian Soldier
Good Love(shouldn't Feel So Bad)
Good Love (shouldn't Feel So Bad) CRD
Good Morning John CRD
Good Morning John
Hall Of Angels CRD
Hall Of Angels
Happy Happy Birthday Baby
Hard To Be Friends
Heart
Hello In There CRD
Help Me (live) CRD
Help Me Make It CRD
Help Me Make It Through The Night CRD
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Help Me
Here Comes That Rainbow Again
Here Comes That Rainbow CRD
Hero
Highwayman
Holy Creation CRD
Holy Creation
Holy Woman CRD
Holy Woman
Hoola Hoop
How Do You Feel About Foolin' Around
How To Beat The Devil
I'd Rather Be Sorry CRD
I'd Rather Be Sorry
I'll Take Any Chance I Can With You CRD
I'll Take Any Chance I Can With You
I'm Down, But I Keep Falling
I've Got A Life Of My Own
I've Got To Have You
I Fought The Law
I Got A Life Of My Own CRD
I Got A Life Of My Own
I Hate Your Ugly Face CRD
I May Smoke Too Much CRD
I May Smoke Too Much
I Never Cared For You
If It's All The Same To You
If Its All The Same To You CRD
If You Don't Like Hank Williams(2) CRD
If You Don't Like Hank Williams
If You Dont Like Hank CRD
In The News CRD
In The News
It's All Over, All Over Again
It's Never Gonna Be The Same Again CRD
It's Never Gonna Be The Same Again
It Sure Was(love) CRD
It Sure Was(love)
Jesse Jackson CRD
Jesse Jackson
Jesse Younger
Jesus Was A Capricorn(2) CRD
Jesus Was A Capricorn(3) CRD
Jesus Was A Capricorn 2 CRD
Jesus Was A Capricorn
Jody And The Kid(2) CRD
Jody And The Kid CRD
Jody And The Kid
Johnny Lobo CRD
Johnny Lobo
Josie(2) CRD
Josie CRD
Josie
Junkie And Juicehead Minus Me CRD
Just Suppose
Just The Other Side Of Nowhere(2) CRD
Just The Other Side Of Nowhere CRD
Just The Other Side Of Nowhere
Killer Barracuda CRD
Killer Barracuda
Killing Time
Kiss The World Goodbye CRD
Kiss The World Goodbye
Last Time
Late Again(gettin' Over You)
Late Again(gettin Over You) CRD
Late John Garfield Blues CRD
Late John Garfield Blues
Law Is For Protection CRD
Law Is For Protection Of The People(2) CRD
Law Is For Protection Of The People
Lay Me Down(and Love The World Away) CRD
Lay Me Down(and Love The World Away)
Let The Walls Come Down CRD
Let The Walls Come Down
Life Forever CRD
Lights Of Magdala CRD
Lights Of Magdala
Little Girl Lost
Little Things
Living Legend CRD
Living Legend
Long Way From Home CRD
Long Way From Home
Love Don't Live Here Anymore CRD
Love Don't Live Here Anymore
Love Is The Way CRD
Love Is The Way
Love Of Money
Lover Please
Lovin' Her Was Easier CRD
Loving Arms CRD
Loving Her Was Easier(2) CRD
Loving Her Was Easier(3) CRD
Loving Her Was Easier(than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
Loving Her Was Easier CRD
Lucky In Love CRD
Lucky In Love
Magdalene
Mal Sacate CRD
Mal Sacate
Mama Stewart
Maybe You Heard CRD
Maybe You Heard
Me And Bobby Mcgee(2) CRD
Me And Bobby Mcgee(3) CRD
Me And Bobby Mcgee(4) CRD
Me And Bobby Mcgee
Mean Old Man CRD
Mean Old Man
Michoacan CRD
Michoacan
Moment Of Forever CRD
Moment Of Forever
My Heart Was The Last One To Know
Never Be The Same Again CRD
New Game Now CRD
New Game Now
New Mister Me CRD
New Mister Me
Night Life
Nobody Loves Anybody Anymore
Nobody Wins CRD
Nobody Wins
Not Everyone Knows
Number One
Okie From Muskogee CRD
Once More With Feeling CRD
Once More With Feeling
One Day At A Time(1) CRD
One Day At A Time CRD
One Day At A Time
One For The Money CRD
One For The Money
Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight CRD
Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight
Part Of Your Life
Pilgrim's Progress CRD
Pilgrim's Progress
Pilgrim Chapter 33 CRD
Pilgrim Chapter 33
Ping Pong
Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends CRD
Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends
Prisoner
Promise
Prove It To You One More Time Again CRD
Prove It To You One More Time Again
Put It Off Until Tomorrow
Rain
Rainbow Road
Ramblin' Jack
Rescue Mission 1 CRD
Rescue Mission
Risky Business
Road Warrior's Lament CRD
Road Warrior's Lament
Rock And Roll Time CRD
Rock And Roll Time
Rocket To Stardom CRD
Rocket To Stardom
Sabre And The Rose
Sam's Song(ask Any Working Girl)
Sam's Song (ask Any Working Girl) CRD
Same Old Song CRD
Same Old Song
Sandinista CRD
Sandinista
Seadream CRD
Seadream
Shadows Of Her Mind CRD
Shadows Of Her Mind
Shake Hands With The Devil CRD
Shake Hands With The Devil
Shandy(the Perfect Disguise)
Shandy CRD
Shipwrecked In The Eighties CRD
Shipwrecked In The Eighties
Silver(the Hunger) CRD
Silver(the Hunger)
Silver Mantis
Silver Tongued Devil And I(2) CRD
Silver Tongued Devil And I
Silver Tongued Devil CRD
Sister Sinead CRD
Sister Sinead
Sky King CRD
Sky King
Slouching Toward The Millenium
Slouching Toward The Millennium CRD
Slow Down
Smile At Me Again CRD
Smile At Me Again
Smokey Put The Sweat On Me
Smokey Put The Sweet On Me CRD
Snakebit CRD
Snakebit
Somebody Nobody Knows CRD
Somebody Nobody Knows
Someone Loves You Honey
Song I'd Like To Sing
Spooky Lady's Revenge CRD
Spooky Lady's Revenge
Stagger Mountain Tragedy CRD
Stagger Mountain Tragedy
Stairway To The Bottom CRD
Stairway To The Bottom
Stallion CRD
Stallion
Star Crossed
Star Crossed
Star Spandgled Bummer(whores Die Hard)
Star Spangled Bummer CRD
Starlight And Stone CRD
Starlight And Stone
Stay CRD
Stranger CRD
Stranger I Love
Stranger
Sugar Man CRD
Sugar Man
Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down(2) CRD
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Sunday Morning Comming Down CRD
Sweet Susannah
Taker
Tell Me One More Time CRD
Tell Me One More Time
Thank You For A Life CRD
Thank You For A Life
The Bandits Of Beverly Hills
The Best Of All Possible Worlds
The Bigger The Fool, The Harder The Fall
The Burden Of Freedom CRD
The Burden Of Freedom
The Captive CRD
The Captive
The Circle CRD
The Circle
The Devil To Pay
The Eagle And The Bear CRD
The Eagle And The Bear
The Eye Of The Storm
The Fighter
The Final Attraction
The Golden Idol CRD
The Golden Idol
The Heart CRD
The Heart
The Hero CRD
The Hero
The Junkie And The Juicehead, Minus Me
The Lady's Not For Sale CRD
The Lady's Not For Sale
The Last Thing To Go CRD
The Last Thing To Go
The Last Time
The Law Is For Protection Of The People
The One You Chose
The Pilgrim, Chapter 33
The Pilgrim CRD
The Prisoner CRD
The Prisoner
The Promise Ly CRD
The Promise
The Race CRD
The Race
The Sabre And The Rose CRD
The Sabre And The Rose
The Show Goes On CRD
The Show Goes On
The Silver Tongued Devil And I
The Stallion
The Stranger I Love CRD
The Stranger I Love
The Taker 2 CRD
The Taker
The Things I Might Have Been
The Wonder CRD
The Wonder
The Year 2000 Minus 25 CRD
The Year 2000 Minus 25
They Killed Him CRD
They Killed Him
Things I Might Have Been
Third World War
Third World Warrior
This Old Road CRD
This Old Road
Titanium CRD
To Beat The Devil CRD
To Beat The Devil
Under The Gun CRD
Under The Gun
We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds
What About Me
What Do You Think About Lovin'
Whatcha Gonna Do
When Are You Ever Gonna Learn
When I Loved Her CRD
When I Loved Her
When She's Wrong CRD
When She's Wrong
Whiskey, Whiskey CRD
Whiskey, Whiskey
Who's To Bless And Who's To Blame
Whos To Bless And Blame CRD
Why Me(2) CRD
Why Me 1 CRD
Why Me Lord 2 CRD
Why Me
Wild American CRD
Wild American
Worth Fighting For CRD
Worth Fighting For
Year 2000 Minus 25
You'll Always Have Someone
You're Gonna Love Yourself In The Morning
You Don't Tell Me What To Do
You Left Me A Long Long Time Ago
You Show Me Yours(and I'll Show You Mine)
You Show Me Yours CRD


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