Janis Joplin- Try (Live at Woodstock, 1969) (WATCH)
Let’s pretend you’re Janis Joplin. I know its a stretch, but try… you are completely unaware you are being promoted at this iconic festival (that you reportedly had no knowledge of…) you have to be persuaded to show up, you perform, and quickly become the main attraction.
On August 16, 1969 following Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joplin serenaded a crowd of about 500, 000 people, belting in to the wee hours of Sunday morning despite being “three sheets to the wind”.
The legend pulled through the performance and was cheered on for an encore, to which she danced back on stage and ended with the hit, “Ball and Chain“.
Oh, what I would give to go back and see this show for myself, so many amazing artists and singer song-writers…
My favorite Soul Queen… the one and only, Janis Joplin.
So I can love, love, love him, I tell myself
Well, I’m gonna try yeah, just a little bit harder
So I won’t lose, lose, lose him to nobody else.
Hey! Well, I don’t care how long it’s gonna take you now,
But if it’s a dream I don’t want No I don’t really want it
If it’s a dream I don’t want nobody to wake me.Yeah, I’m gonna try yeah, just a little bit harder
So I can give, give, give, give him every bit of my soul.
Yeah, I’m gonna try yeah, just a little bit harder
So I can show, show, show him love with no control.
Hey! I’ve waited so long for someone so fine
I ain’t gonna lose my chance, no I don’t wanna lose it,
Ain’t gonna lose my chance to make you mine, all mine.
All right, get it! Yeah!
Try yeah, try yeah, hey, hey, hey, try yeah,
Oh try whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa,
Oh anybody, oh anybody, oh anybody,
Try oh yeah (just a little bit harder)
Whoa I gotta try some more,
I said try yeah, aw I said try,
I said try try try try try try,
Oh try oh yeah, try oh yeah!
Hey hey, I gotta talk to my man now,
You know I, I gotta feel for my man now,
I said I, I gotta work for my man now,
You know I, I gotta hurt for my man now,
I think-a every day for my man now,
You know it, every way for my man now.
I say try, try yeah, oh try yeah,
Hey hey hey, try yeah-hey, oh, try…