"Whipping Post" as written by and Gregg L. Allman....
I've been run down and I've been lied to.
And I don't know why, I let that mean woman make me a fool.
She took all my money, wrecks my new car.
Now she's with one of my good time buddies,
They're drinkin in some cross-town bar.

Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
Like I been tied to the whippin' post.
Tied to the whippin' post, tied to the whippin' post.
Good Lord, I feel like I'm dyin'.

My friends tell me, that I've been such a fool.
But I had to stand by and take it baby, all for lovin' you.
Drown myself in sorrow as I look at what you've done.
But nothing seemed to change, the bad times stayed the same,
And I can't run.

Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
Like I been tied to the whippin' post.
Tied to the whippin' post, tied to the whippin' post.
Good Lord, I feel like I'm dyin'.

Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
Like I been tied to the whippin' post.
Tied to the whippin' post, tied to the whippin' post.
Good Lord, I feel like I'm dyin'.


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"Whipping Post" as written by Gregg L. Allman

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    General Commentthis man has just been horribly hurt by a woman. besides being hurt, he was taken advantage of and made to feel like he was worthless and being beaten on. usually in society we see things happen the other way around. but this man sings his heart out telling his tales of woe. hah, this is one of my dad's favorite songs. i hear it all the time.
    punkskittleson September 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthands down the best song from the allman brothers. i love the sound in his voice as he sings.
    poohblueskyon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentya, its pretty obivous what the song is about. Its an awesome song tho
    FreeWheelinon May 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlive version on live at fillmore east, 23 minites long = amazing. i love how i've been listening to one song for 13 minutes, and it's still got 10 minutes left ;)
    yankes1903on December 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhat a guitar lick! this is definately my favorite allman brothers tune. that opening bass line is kiler and gregg allman is in great form with his voice on this one.
    voltafan101on February 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI read in the encyclopedia of rock that this song is "Gregg's acute analysis of his relationship with Duane, who responds with lashings of guitar"
    Killer, killer tune..
    contradanon March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song was written in the middle of the night on an ironing board using burnt matches. He was 20 years old when the recording was made but sings with the emotion and experience of someone much older.
    Dudditson June 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree tht this is the best Allman Brothers song. I Dont really care what its about but its sucha beautiful song. I could fall asleep to this song every night.
    foffofon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLyrically speaking, this song isn't anything special - been done too many times before in that department.

    But good sweet lord on a saltine cracker, if this isn't one of the best songs I've ever had the absolute pleasure of hearing in my life!

    Nothing I've heard since can really compare.
    virtuallypainlesson January 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentall i can say is LIVE AT FILMORE EAST. such great down south traveling music
    plzon November 13, 2008   Link

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