Allman Brothers Band, The - Ramblin' Man 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.

My father was a gambler down in Georgia,
And 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.

[Repeat and Fade]
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man...

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Allman Brothers Band, The Ramblin' Man Comments
  1. cleanview70

    Rest easy Gregg.

  2. Jerry Shepherd


  3. batterista848


  4. Div 88

    Southern rock jam baby! Sip some white lightning to this one boy!

  5. Juliet Capulet

    <3 Memories! <3

  6. PercivalGull1

    Great song and great album, 'Brothers and Sisters'.

  7. mkl62

    A #2 hit for The Allman Brothers in the Fall of October 1973. It went to #1 on the Cash Box charts and to #12 on the Adult Contemporary charts. It went to #7 in Canada and to #15 on their AC charts. It went to #40 in Australia. I saw Gregg Allman on May 8, 1988, at The Boathouse in Norfolk, VA. Long Shot, a Southern Rock tribute band from Virginia Beach, opened.

  8. Roger Hernandez

    In south Texas at deer camp jammin good drinking lone star beer

  9. Beatle Forever

    Frick yeah bois

  10. Jeff Cooper

    Joe Baker brought me here

  11. Gabriel Ratliff

    I've heard it on KBIG 104.3 Los Angeles.

  12. Vinnie Wallat

    57 people are out of their minds disliking this song. So much love and joy bleed through on that guitar solo.. This is an instant pick me up song.

  13. raymond ortiz

    Very good group from the early sevendies, great songs.

  14. David Hopkins

    Takes me back to the long rides to prison camps with my mom to see my dad for 15 years.

  15. monstrominegro

    One of my favorite driving songs..

  16. 99.9%ofHumanMalesareWhores

    I was born in the backseat of a pick up truck rollin down highway fuk you up”

  17. Keaton Smith

    The Allman Brothers were in a league of their own.

  18. Ciorchinele Suprem

    I don t know about acid but I love listening to this song while cooking spaghetti and drinkin whiskey

    Julius Thompson

    You should try it

    Ciorchinele Suprem

    ​@Julius Thompson Oh I will my man

    Aaron Wand

    Joe Rogan has entered the chat

    Ciorchinele Suprem

    @Aaron Wand (Old cool Joe Rogan I hope)

    Bubba Louie

    Good gracious... Mixing whiskey and spaghetti sounds dangerous. I would end up puking, lol. I like them both but not mixed, lol.

  19. big ed

    This was always playing on a jukebox of a pizza place my dad took me to when I was a kid. Dad is long gone now, but everytime I hear this song I'm a kid having pizza with his dad again. Thanks for a wonderful memory Allman Brothers.

    Brit Fofana

    RIP to your dad, he had great taste!

    c m0808

    Rip Big Pop!



  20. Raymond Faron

    Without Duane all you have is today's country

    - XxJimmyPagexX -

    Raymond Faron do you mean this song sounds like today’s country?

    Big Boy

    Snap back

    Lucas Shaffer

    OK BOOMER. No i'm kidding completely. This is a gold piece. Hope they play this when they lower me into the ground.

  21. Peter Hernandez

    You know that they were the first band to have their own private jet

  22. Colette' G.


  23. Henry Blickenstaff

    Still amazes me how good the Allman Brothers were even after losing Duane. Just shows how talented everyone else really was.

  24. Joann Miller

    Classic rock 96.5 brought me here.

  25. Justin Ford

    Not bad lol

  26. Madeleine Heath

    Wow this is a really Southern song: highway 41 is like the quintissential Southern highway.

    Josh Josh

    Madeleine Heath especially as a place of birth

  27. Dr. killpatient

    I'm a 58 year old Black man living in San Diego CA. I was rewatching "The Exorcist ", & this song came on in an early scene. I had to hear it. I grew up in New Haven Ct. 1960's-1990's & my mother would always listen to the Oldies radio station. This song was a favorite in New Haven in the 70's & 80's. I had NO IDEAL who the artist were .After the movie I used YouTube to find the song. I know squat about the Allman Brothers, ( I think some members may have died in a plane crash.) But, I L-O-V-E THIS SONG!!!! It reminds me of New Haven & Mom cooking & cleaning in the 70's & 1980's.

    Rob Stephens

    New haven

    Stewart Bunn

    You might be thinking of Lynyrd Skynyrd? They lost members in a plane crash...


    @chris westerfield Facts like he was just telling a simple story like why do you have to be so rude for?

    Santiago Castillo

    That is exactly where I heard this song the first time and had to look it up. Awesome song.💪💪💪💪

    Harry M

    Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident and Berry Oakley also died in a separate motorcycle accident a year later in 72. You are thinking of Lynyrd Skynyrd who has multiple members die in a plane crash. Great song, I enjoyed your comment, cheers!

  28. Matt Hofer

    Listening to this after Trump's press conference.


    The Allmans spoke so much more clearly with their guitars than President Blubber Butt does with his mouth.

  29. Alec Harris

    One of the greatest guitar solos of all time.

  30. Big Juan One

    In that group of Real good music.... Great song

  31. AJ the 13th and a Half

    good old Southern bands, I love it yeeyeeet

    - XxJimmyPagexX -

    AJ the 13th and a Half dab on em hoes lmao

    AJ the 13th and a Half

    @- XxJimmyPagexX - loloool, amen to that, brother


    The best!!!

  32. Mike Gordon

    As featured as a background jukebox song in the Exorcist

  33. deep purple fan

    I’m happy this was written in the key of A flat

    Timmy Morgan

    Oh, ran outta air did they? Hey, shit happens man.


    Just detuned by half

  34. Lorenzo F

    95.5 Fm WPLJ New York’s Best Rock RIP

    Chris Choma


  35. D Targa

    Their best song hands down...

  36. Devaron Hlavinka

    Tfw you realize there isn't a JoJo reference in this comment section yet

    Mr End

    Devaron Hlavinka that’s what I’m wondering

    Fernando Daniel

    You mean Guitar Hero reference

  37. Sanjay Viswanath

    Kind all that other shit just give me more of this bro

  38. Jesus Rivas

    The description box says it was composed in 1973 but released in 1989🤨

    Tyler Larsen

    This specific mastering might've been released in 1989. Re-releases often add in small changes to distinguish them from previous releases.

    Official DanMurphy

    Exactly what the other comment said. Re-masters and I'd imagine they played this in G, although it could be been sped up to G#

    Debra Willard

    makes no sense

  39. Ms. Gutsy Mummy

    Father Karrass conveying his feelings over a brew.

  40. Jenni K.

    I feel like this song would have never been made if Duane didn't die. No shade, it's an incredible song. His style was much different though... this is much different than his stuff.

    Sanjay Viswanath

    Jenni K. I understand this is awesome I mean ramblin man is awesome

    Coady Shay

    This is definitely a Dicky tune, for sure.

    Jenni K.

    Yeah, it's certainly a great song. Just don't think if Duane had survived this is the direction they would have taken.

  41. FULLmeltHASH

    I was on acid once and the guitar solo of this song was in my head for like 12 straight hours.... great night on the Ventura Beach pier


    Lmaoooo 😂💀

    grumpy gamer

    I'm on anti depressants and this song gets stuck in my head for hours at a time most days

    Beatle Forever


    Taylor Whitney

    The exact way that the allman brothers are supposed to be listened to.

    D7 Supreme

    I was sober and the guitar solo played in my head for 12 hrs. And I couldn’t figure out the name of the song. Until I finally remembered

  42. Sanjay Viswanath

    If you gonna hear this song in 2020 like if you arebpls

  43. Sanjay Viswanath

    There awesome man

  44. Sanjay Viswanath

    The allman brothers are the best

    Sanjay Viswanath

    Correct it’s the best

    Leroy Brown

    Sanjay Viswanath sucks that they’re dead.

    Beatle Forever

    Right after Skynyrd 🤷🏻‍♀️

  45. Stanky Mankey

    The 5 people who disliked this are big dumb

  46. TwiisT Rewindz

    Try it on 1.25x speed, it’s sounds pretty good

    Pittsburgh Line Railfan

    I’ve found out that basically any song sounds better on 1.25x speed

    Sanjay Viswanath

    TwiisT Rewin

    Mike Causey

    Ez younguns

    Josh Josh

    I’m not a fan of it

    charles geny

    1.25x speed is country

  47. Daniel Burns

    this song went to #2 on the pop charts in 1973!!!

    Julieanna Rosa

    shoulda been #1

    Sanjay Viswanath

    Daniel Burns m

    Sanjay Viswanath

    Daniel Burns


    Tyler Larsen

    One of the greatest hit songs that didn't top the Hot 100.

  48. Lady Stardust

    Jadore les allman brothers band ! Ce côté blues sudiste j'adore! C'est tout à fait ce que j'aime j'ai 2 vinyles deux (brothers of the Road, Idlewild South) je commanderais celui là il est génial


    Lady Stardust: Je voudrais les toilette, sil vous plait.