Anthology

1982

Tracks (19)

1.01 Piece Of My Heart (Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns) info icon
1.02 Summertime (DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin) info icon
1.03 Maybe (Richard Barrett) info icon
(3:43)
1.04 Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) (Jerry Ragovoy, Chip Taylor) info icon
(3:58)
1.05 To Love Somebody (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb) info icon
(5:17)
1.06 Kozmic Blues (Janis Joplin, Gabriel Mekler) info icon
(4:23)
1.07 Turtle Blues (Janis Joplin) info icon
1.08 Oh, Sweet Mary (Janis Joplin) info icon
1.09 Little Girl Blue (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) info icon
(3:49)
1.10 Trust Me (Bobby Womack) info icon
(3:14)
2.01 Move Over (Janis Joplin) info icon
(3:40)
2.02 Half Moon (John Hall, Johanna Hall) info icon
(3:50)
2.03 Cry Baby (Jerry Ragovoy, Sam Bell) info icon lyrics icon
Live (6:30) Live, Trans Continental Pop Festival, Canadian National Expo Grandstand, Toronto June 28, 1970
2.04 Me and Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson, Fred Foster) info icon
(4:28)
2.05 Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin, Bob Neuwirth, Michael McClure) info icon
(1:45)
2.06 Down On Me (Eddy Head, arr. Janis Joplin) info icon lyrics icon
Live (3:06) Detroit March 02, 1968
2.07 Bye, Bye Baby (R. Powell St. John, Jr.) info icon lyrics icon
Live (3:42) San Francisco April 12, 1968
2.08 Get It While You Can (Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Schuman) info icon lyrics icon
Live (7:04) Calgary 04 July 1970 (rap Toronto 28 June 1970)
2.09 Ball and Chain (Willie Mae Thornton) info icon lyrics icon
Live (8:00) Calgary 04 July 1970

Notes

Compilation
N. CDs: 2

Anthology (81:42)
Disc 1 (41:31)
Disc 2 (40:12)
(r. January 1982)
LP: CBS 88492
CD: CBS 467405 2 (r. October 15, 1988)
Not released in the USA

Track listing:

Disc 1 (41:31)
Piece of My Heart (4:13) Cheap Thrills
Summertime (3:56) Cheap Thrills
Maybe (3:40) Kozmic Blues
Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) (3:58) Kozmic Blues
To Love Somebody (5:19) Kozmic Blues
Kozmic Blues (4:23) Kozmic Blues
Turtle Blues (4:20) Cheap Thrills
Oh, Sweet Mary (4:13) Cheap Thrills
Little Girl Blue (3:49) Kozmic Blues
Trust Me (3:14) Pearl

Disc 2 (40:12)
Move Over (3:41) Pearl
Half Moon (3:53) Pearl
Cry Baby (3:58) Pearl
Me & Bobby McGee (4:31) Pearl
Mercedes Benz (1:47) Pearl
Down on Me (3:00) Joplin in Concert
Bye, Bye Baby (3:42) Joplin in Concert
Get it While You Can (7:15) Joplin in Concert
Ball and Chain (8:00) Joplin in Concert

** Released as part of the Sony's Mastersound Series on a 24-karat gold disc, with 20-bit digital transfers using (S)uper (B)it (M)apping and original album artwork.The CD is a picture disc.

Lyrics

  1. Cry Baby

    Cry baby, cry baby, cry baby,
    Honey, welcome back home.

    I know she told you,
    Honey I know she told you that she loved you
    Much more than I did,
    But all I know is that she left you,
    And you swear that you just don't know why,
    But you know, honey I'll always,
    I'll always be around if you ever want me
    Come on and cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby,
    Oh honey, welcome back home.

    Don't you know, honey,
    Ain't nobody ever gonna love you
    The way I try to do ?
    Who'll take all your pain,
    Honey, your heartache, too ?
    And if you need me, you know
    That I'll always be around if you ever want me
    Come on and cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby,
    Oh daddy, like you always saying to do.

    And when you walk around the world, babe,
    You said you'd try to look for the end of the road,
    You might find out later that the road'll end in Detroit,
    Honey, the road'll even end in Kathmandu.
    You can go all around the world
    Trying to find something to do with your life, baby,
    When you only gotta do one thing well,
    You only gotta do one thing well to make it in this world, babe.
    You got a woman waiting for you there,
    All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman
    And that'll be the end of the road, babe,
    I know you got more tears to share, babe,
    So come on, come on, come on, come on, come on,
    And cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby.

    And if you ever feel a little lonely, dear,
    I want you to come on, come on to your mama now,
    And if you ever want a little love of a woman
    Come on and baby baby baby babe babe baby now
    Cry baby yeah.

  2. Down On Me

    I don't want to hear a wrong chord all night long.
    Yes.


    Well, down on me, Lord, down on me.
    I said it looks like everybody in this whole round world,
    Yeah hey yeah all right, is down on me yeah.
    Yeah yeah yeah yeah.

    One of these mornings be proud and fair,
    Put on my wings and then I'll try the air
    Since it looks like everybody in this whole round world,
    Hey, down on me, yeah, ha ha.

    Baby, down on me, oh, down on me, all right,
    It looks like everybody I said in this whole round world, aaah!
    Down on me.
    Oh yeah yeah!

    Now now now now now now now now
    The pot is gold, the rain is rain
    And the Gods had meant that it'll never change, no.
    It looks like everybody in this whole round world, now now now,
    Down on me, you know they are.

    Down on me, down on me, yeah.
    It looks like everybody, honey, in this whole round world, Lord!!!
    Is down on me, yeah.

    All right, all right,
    Believe in your brother, faith in man,
    Help each other, honey, if you can
    Because it looks like everybody in this whole round world,
    Everywhere I go! Is down on me, oh yeah.

    Down on me, hey, down on me, all right,
    It looks like everybody in this whole round world
    Down on me, yeah hey!

    Big Brother & the Holding Company!

  3. Bye, Bye Baby

    Bye, bye-bye, baby, bye-bye.
    I may be seeing you around
    When I change my living standard and move uptown,
    Bye-bye, baby, bye-bye.

    Well so, so long, my honey, so long.
    I guess I'm gonna make it OK.
    I'll see you in the funny papers some old day,
    So long, my honey, so long.

    Well, I get the feeling I could chase you clean on in the ball
    And wind up staying pull off, put down strung out and stalled.
    I ain't got time to wait on you or to fetch your super-ball,
    I've got lots of things I've got to do.

    Bye, bye-bye, baby, bye-bye.
    I guess I'm gonna make it OK.
    I'll see you in the funny papers some old day,
    Bye-bye, baby, bye-bye.

    Well so, so long, my honey, so long.
    Too bad you had to drift away
    'Cause I could use some company
    Right on this road, up on this road I'm on today, yeah hey yeah!

    Well, I know that you got things to do and places to be
    And I guess I'll have to find the thing you placed on me
    I may wind up in the street or sleep beneath a tree,
    Still I guess you know honey I've gotta go.

    Bye, bye-bye, baby, bye-bye.
    Lord, I might've been your wife,
    But you settled for a place right in my heart,
    You didn't want a place in my life.

    So, so long, my honey, so long.
    I guess you know you're on your own,
    It seems you just got lost somewhere out in the world
    And you left me here to face it all alone,
    You left me here to face it all alone,
    You left me here to face it all alone, yeah hey yeah,
    I said bye, bye bye bye baby, baby bye-bye, waah!!

  4. Get It While You Can

    I'll tell you one thing, we sure turned a trainful of freaks into a party, man, ha ha ha ha, didn't we, boys ? All right, all right, now what should I do ? Get it ?

    "Get it While You Can" ? "Get it While You Can" !

    All right. I'll do a song, man, that I'll tell you you could apply it to more or less to anything you want to but it could almost be even called the truth man. I wouldn't go that far, I wouldn't heavy up on anyone like that, man. I'll tell you one thing, songs got something to say, man, if you can dig it. It's talking about everybody's life, man, and what passes by you and what you miss and what you're gonna have, man. This is a song called Get it While You Can 'cause it ain't gonna be there when you wake up, man. (On Richard!) Richard Bell on piano.

    In this world, if you read the papers, darling,
    You know everybody's fighting with each other.
    You got no one you can count on, dear,
    Not even your own brother.
    So if someone comes along,
    He gonna give you love and affection,

    I'd say get it while you can, yeah,
    Honey, get it while you can, yeah,
    Honey, grab it while you can,
    Don't you turn your back on love, no, no, no.

    When you're loving somebody, baby,
    You're taking a gamble against some sorrow.
    But who knows, baby,
    'Cause we may not be here tomorrow.
    And if anybody comes along,
    He gonna give you love and affection,

    I'd say get it while you can, yeah!
    Honey, grab it when you're gonna need it!
    Yeah hey, hold it while you can,
    Don't you turn your sweet back on love,
    No no no, no no no no no!

    Ah! Once I had me a man,
    But I didn't know enough at the time
    To count my blessings, no no,
    But I wish he could see me crying today,
    'Cause his love don't feel to listen.
    And if anybody comes along,
    He gonna give me love and affection,
    Yeah, hey!, Hey! Yeah! Hey!

    Get it while you can, yeah!
    Honey, get it while you can, yeah!
    Honey, get it while you can,
    Don't you turn your back on love,
    No no no, no no no no.

    Get it while you can, yeah!
    Honey, grab it while you can, yeah!
    I said, hold on to that man, love,
    Hold on to that man whole,
    Yeah, get it, want it, need it,
    Get it, get it, hold it, need it, want it,
    Get it, need it, want it, hold it,
    Get it, squeeze it, love it, touch it,
    Use it, need it, want it, get it,
    Need it, want it, hold it,

    Yeah hey, get it while you can, baby,
    Yeah hey, get it while you can,
    Honey, don't you go and turn your sweet back on love,
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
    No, no, daddy, you'll be sorry,
    No, no, no, no!

  5. Ball and Chain

    Why, thank you! I don't smoke. I just don't sleep, man, that's the trouble. I gotta sleep sometime. There's too much happening, why sleep, man ? I might miss a party.

    Ball and Chain! Ball and Chain! Ball and Chain.

    Stay short tonight man, shorten it, shorten it, shorten it.

    Three, four!


    Yeah!!!

    S-sitting down by my window,
    Oh, looking at the rain.
    S-sitting down by my window now now,
    All around I felt it,
    All I could see was the rain.
    Something grabbed a hold of me, honey,
    Felt to me honey like, Lord, a ball and chain.
    Yeah! Hey! You know what I mean,
    But it's way too heavy for you,
    You can't hold it tomorrow.

    Say, whoa, whoa, honey, it can't be
    Just because I got to want your love
    Please please please please, whoa please, please.
    Whoa, honey it can't be
    Just because I got to need you daddy.
    Please don't you let me down, no, please, Lord!
    Here you gone today, but I wanted to love you,
    I wanted to hold you, yeah, till the day I die,
    Till the day, till the day,
    Yeah! Hey! Hey! All right!

    Say, whoa, whoa, honey this can't be
    Not anything I ever wanted from you daddy
    Tell me now, now, now, now, oh, tell me now, yeah.
    I say, whoa, whoa, honey this can't be
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no ... yeah yeah, hey!
    And I want someone that could tell me, tell me why
    Just because I got to want your love
    Honey, just because I got to need, need, need your love
    I said I don't understand, honey, but I wanna chance to try
    Try, try, try, try try try try
    Honey when everybody in the world wants the same damn thing
    When everybody in the world will need the same lonely thing
    When I wanna work for your love, daddy.
    When I wanna try for your love, daddy.

    I don't understand how come you're gone, man. I don't understand why half the world is still crying, man, when the other half of the world is still crying too, man, I can't get it together. I mean, if you got a cat for one day, man I mean, if you, say, say, if you want a cat for 365 days, right You ain't got him for 365 days, you got him for one day, man. Well I tell you that one day, man, better be your life, man. Because, you know, you can say, oh man, you can cry about the other 364, man, but you're gonna lose that one day, man, and that's all you've got. You gotta call that love, man. That's what it is, man. If you got it today you don't want it tomorrow, man, 'cause you don't need it, 'cause as a matter of fact, as we discovered in the train, tomorrow never happens, man. It's all the same fucking day, man.

    So you gotta, when you wanna hold a sigh,
    You gotta hold him like it's the last minute in your life, baby.
    You gotta hold, whoa, whoa, hold him
    'Cause someday some weight's gonna come on your shoulders, babe,
    It's gonna feel too heavy, it's gonna weigh on you,
    It's gonna feel just like a ball, ball, ball, oh daddy,
    And a chain.

Releases

  1. Janis Joplin disc release: S 88492S 88492
    LP2 CBS 1/1982
  2. 467405 2
    CD2 CBS 15/10/1988
    Not released in the USA
    ** Released as part of the Sony's Mastersound Series on a 24-karat gold disc, with 20-bit digital transfers using (S)uper (B)it (M)apping and original album artwork.The CD is a picture disc.