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Ramblin' Man
The Allman Brothers Band Lyrics


Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
Tryin' to make a livin' and doin' the best I can
And when it's time for leavin'
I hope you'll understand,
That I was born a ramblin' man

Well my father was a gambler down in Georgia,
He wound up on the wrong end of a gun.
And I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus
Rollin' down highway 41

Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
Tryin' to make a livin' and doin' the best I can
And when it's time for leavin'
I hope you'll understand,
That I was born a ramblin' man

I'm on my way to New Orleans this mornin'
Leaving out of Nashville, Tennessee
They're always having a good time down on the bayou
Lord, them Delta women think the world of me

Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
Tryin' to make a livin' and doin' the best I can
And when it's time for leavin'
I hope you'll understand
That I was born a ramblin' man

Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: FORREST RICHARD BETTS

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sauquoit13456

On this day in 1973 {October 7th} the Allman Brothers' "Ramblin' Man" peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Top 100 chart, for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Half-Breed" by Cher...
Between 1969 and 1981 the Jacksonville, FL band had eleven records on the Top 100 chart, one made the Top 10, the above "Ramblin' Man"...
And on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart they had eight records, three made the Top 10, with one reaching #1, "Good Clean Fun" in 1990...
Besides "Good Clean Fun", their other two Top 10 records were "End of The Line" {#2 in 1991} and "No One To Run With" {#7 in 1994}...
Sadly, three original members have passed away, Duane Allman {1946 - 1971}, Gregg Allman {1947 - 1917}, and Butch Trucks {1947 - 2017}...
May all three R.I.P.
And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Top 10 on October 7th, 1973:
At #3. "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
#4. "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder
#5. 'Angie" by The Rolling Stones
#6. "That Lady (Part 1)" by The Isley Brothers
#7. "Loves Me Like A Rock" by Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds)
#8. "Midnight Train To Georgia" by Gladys Knight and the Pips
#9. "Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)" by Eddie Kendricks
#10. "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk



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WayTwo

This song was awesome to play on Guitar Hero World Tour

Jay Sorto

Metallica gh3 and this was my favorites

Jay Sorto

Hell yeah brings me back to when I was 18 😭

Ian Turner

One of the reasons I discovered this great song. I loved the van halen, greatest hits and world tour ones.

James Watts

This song was f'n hard on guitar hero

Tyler Milos

I thought it was rock band 2

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Eli

Looking back, my dad's dad wasn't very responsible. He would buy me donuts and sugary cereal and let me stay up late. We would ride around in his old Chevy truck and he would roll the windows down to smoke. Hardly even talking, just riding around listening to his CDs, my favorite being this one. My parents stopped letting me see him when they found out. He died of lung cancer a few years ago and I just wish I could ride around 1 more time

Paul Jordan

@Stefanie Bryant What's propel water? My dad, who loved the Allman Brothers, will also have to pick up his grandson from pre-school. Not sure if my nephew will be bought snacks though. 😊

Paul Jordan

Eli: your grandpa spoiled you and that seems to be what grandparents can do.

Rhea Hayes

@Melanie Knight YES, EXACTLY WHAT IS NORMAL? I BELIEVE OUR PARENTS DO THE BEST JOB THEY CAN....THATS ALL THEY CAN DO. Forgiveness is Important... NONE OF US ARE PERFECT. BLESSINGS.🙏CHEERS FROM 🇨🇦

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