Mercedes Benz
Janis Joplin

Oh Lord, won't you buy me
a Mercedes Benz
My friends all drive Porsches
I must make amends
Worked hard all my lifetime
no help from my friends

Peak Chart Position
  • the song was not released as a single - no chart rank
  • from the Janis Joplin and the Full Tilt Boogie album Pearl (1971)
  • recorded in one take on October 1, 1970, it was one of the last songs Joplin ever recorded, as she died three days later on October 4th, 1970
  • the song is also known as "The Politician"
  • written by Janis Joplin, Mike McClure, Bob Neuwirth
  • produced by Paul A. Rothchild
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