"Ramblin' Man" as written by and Forrest Richard Betts....
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.


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.


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"Ramblin Man" as written by Forrest Richard Betts

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    General CommentRamblin' Man is, in my opinion, one of the top ten allman brothers songs. Suprised more people don't comment on this.
    kamehameha00on November 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYes, a man on the move constantly, a womaniser. Great guitar. Is it autobiographical?
    chrisb1on February 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe Allman Brothers'. Best. Song. Ever.
    claudiathefishon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts inspired by a Hank Williams song of the same name. Great tune, pretty self explanatory.
    Dudditson June 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about living life to the fullest and seeing as much of the world in the process.
    Forty3Hodownon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDickey Betts played the guitar on this song BTW.
    Duane Allman had already passed when they recorded this song.
    He is very underrated one of the greatest guitar players (Betts) IMO
    MookieBomberon February 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove allman bros band

    great example of southern rock
    minkoilon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe CMT southern rock rankings put this one at Number 2. Too bad ol' Duane couldn't do this one, he'd be great for it. Oh well...great song it's a classic. I love the line "them Delta women think the world of me"
    GAknightgolfer22on July 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy equal favourite Allman Brothers song, the other being "Statesboro Blues".

    Lovely guitar work in each song by Dickie Betts and Duane Allman respectively.

    Just like that other classic southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, they were blessed with numerous and exceptionally talented guitarists.
    chrisb1on September 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjust chillen, go with the flow song. you know what i mean? great classic guitar that everybody recognizes. just an overall classic song.
    krriisttiion February 23, 2007   Link

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