Allman Brothers Band, The - Southbound Lyrics

Well I'm Southbound, Lord I'm comin' home to you.
Well I'm Southbound, baby, Lord I'm comin' home to you.
I got that old lonesome feelin' that's sometimes called the blues.

Well I been workin' every night, travelin' every day.
Yes I been workin' every night, traveling every day.
You can tell your other man, sweet daddy's on his way.
Aww, ya better believe.

Well I'm Southbound.
Whoa I'm Southbound.
Well you can tell your other man, Sweet daddy's on his way.

[Guitar solo]

Got your hands full now baby, as soon as I hit that door.
You'll have your hands full now woman, just as soon as I hit that door.
Well I'm gonna make it on up to you for all the things you should have
had before.

Lord, I'm Southbound.
Yes I'm Southbound.
Whoa I'm Southbound, baby.
Said I'm Southbound.
Well I'm gonna make it on up to you for all the things you should
have had before.

[Piano solo]
[Guitar solo]

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Allman Brothers Band, The Southbound Comments
  1. Rusell Shaw

    This was the first album they did after brother Duane died I have much respect for Dickey Betts because he carried a load from their own

  2. Allen Chaney

    Get that nose out of the sky sir!!

  3. Rock Music History Lesson

    Great music and great musicians !!

  4. Randy Assad

    ALLMAN BROTHERS,allways had best southern "truckin" music....!!!!

  5. bulterrier Ssn Roman Gomez

    The allman brothers band. Terribles , terribles , terribles . Me emocionan me llevan ah mi época de juventud , cuando vivía como un Rey todo el día de fiesta y viviendo de élite . Flays y diversión ah raudales

  6. dave salmond

    Yeah got a few tickets in uk-and this damned place aint big enough to to build up any speed

  7. Bear Grumpy


  8. rfck450

    Rock n' roll church... southern style

  9. Jimmy C

    Got to see the Allman Brothers twice back about 93 and 96.Man those guy's could freakin rock

  10. Mark Hendrickson

    Brilliant tune. Chuck Leavell - breathtaking keyboards!

    Steve Dwyer

    Chuck was on FIRE!!!!

  11. JenMull311

    Dickie betts!!!!

  12. Robert Cavalier

    So good -- I might just get up 'outta my chair & start DANCING! Hot damn these guys were TERRIFIC! * Cav *

    Debra Willard

    i fur feet are not moving there issomething wrong w u

  13. Marja Pietilä

    Check this out: a Finnish band Saimaa has made a cover of this which is... great, great, great, great, great.

  14. Michael Miller


  15. David Scott

    when I first bought this album in the early seventies I thought the musicianship was great i listen back from nearly 50 years later and being a jazx sax,flute,piano player ..i find it ..well just boring now ...sorry but it's not that good

    Gonzo II

    typical jazz haughtiness....a bit sad after all.

    Scott W

    This is hard driving, non ending, unrelenting "going down the highway, get the hell out of my way or I'll kick your butt" music.

    P Dag

    guess you'll just have to keep cranking out those awe inspiring flute solos huh?

    Sara Harwell

    Apples and Oranges

    Rusell Shaw

    David Scott Different Strokes for different folks

  16. Donald

    RIP Duane and Greg Allman, Dicky Betts, Butch Trucks. 45 years of great music! I raise my beer in a toast

    Rusell Shaw

    Donald what about jaimoe he was there the whole time too

  17. Robert Bosch

    When the Allman Brothers did their fillmore east live album, which was for sure one of their best recorded albums, of any one probably ever recorded, you have to say that the studio version of this one of southbound was exceedingly as great.

  18. Lauren D. Tamayo

    Love this song, one of the best bands of the 70's. 70's music was the best! So many great songs. They don't make music like that anymore.

  19. Tim Tully

    By the way, anyone who likes this tune and still hasn't got enough speeding tickets, another one you'll love is Little Feat's "Let It Roll." Lots of versions on YT, the live ones even better and longer than the studio version. You'll love it. And now that I think about it, check out Skynyrd's "Call Me the Breeze" by J. J. Cale. Right up there with these. Rock on!

    Dapper Dude

    Gotta love Skynard's version of Breeze. So much better than Cale's. Don't care that he wrote it. His version is so tepid, it oughta be called "They Call Me The Snail".

  20. tom johnston

    I fee like I am truckin down the road with a heavy load comin home to my Big Big Mama on this one...Hey Big Mama I loves you woman

  21. Tim Tully

    The great (and still alive!) Chuck Leavell playing piano.

    Robert Sloan

    I saw him with the stones in seattle. Gotta love Chuck, the guys a great musician and a good dude. Hes a tree farmer and a conservationist as well as a fucking kick ass pianist

  22. Frank Tizzoni

    I could be this little boy in 1973... Today I'm 48. RIP Duane and Greg your music will remain immortal.

  23. Steve W

    Used to love listening to this driving down I95 south

    Steve Bamber

    Me to, to West Palm Beach Fl

    Ayana Anon

    This is my traveling tune when I'm heading towards Ga.

    Jerry Pratt

    Steve W Made you wish the road had been longer, didn’t it?

  24. David Ledford

    this,and aint wastin time no more is a couple of my allman bros favourites......


    Aint Wastin' Time is my favorite and Whippin' Post is right there with it. Along with about 100 other ABB songs. LOL!

  25. David S.

    This song is pure genius

    Why yes, I fart Rainbows!

    Yes, and what still gets me to this day, is why it did not become a hit! i mean, I grew up in the big city and this tune-age was not on our pop music stations.

    Why yes, I fart Rainbows!

    Oh, wait ... maybe that's because I grew up in the big city ... Yeah, that must be it.

  26. Jack Choe

    For my friend Kelly O moving South bound Florida from Virginia

  27. sportnimportfrank

    listened to this song so much........i now live in the Dry Tortugas :)

  28. Randy Ickes

    Real music!

  29. The Dcbroker

    If you listen to this while driving you will get a speeding ticket 😀

    Domenic Carson

    @Psycho9263 I'm so glad you made this comment. Was listening on the way to Toledo Ohio from Adams MA. Very end 15 minutes of the trip. No ticket, same vehicle.

    I'm not a real Southerner. Just have appreciated the Allman Brothers and Dickie Betts since childhood.


    They're cooking on this tune!


    Oh yeah....this is awesome....try also Roll on down the Bachman Turner Overdrive!!

    Mark Ford

    I was in Northern Maine heading south on 95 when this came on.. Lol hammer down..

    Daniel Thornton

    yeah boy !

  30. Joe Hacker

    12,000 views?! Shame on you!! Not really, do what ya feel just don't sleep on that southbound train! Best believe!!

    Travis Nunnally

    Do not look a gift horse in the mouth, great song without having to watch an ad.

  31. jeffrey anderson

    Keeps gettin better.

  32. Louie Louie

    If this Jam don’t gittcha moving
    Check yer pulse

  33. Ian Colthart

    I'm 25, so this was way before my time. I had my mother's old record player, and she had picked this vinyl up from a yard sale. When the piano solo kicked in, I was hooked immediately. RIP Gregg and Duane

    Todd Van Fleet

    You're never too young to Rock n Roll!
    Stay curious my man. Discovering the good stuff on vinyl. I can relate.
    Into piano solos?
    Check out Nicky Hopkins.
    He played with them all and died too young.
    Also Leon Russel. With Joe Cocker. Mad Dogs and Englishmen.

    Not a button pushing DJ in the world can touch that stuff.

    Curtis Everett

    There is no time..............

    Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow 1977

    Im 26 and listenend to this album when I was 11.

  34. Chris Klos

    These guys actually played at my prom. Yes, I am old. And the originals were still alive. My sailboat (of the same name) came with its own theme song. Never gets tired.

    Random Stuff In Oregon

    Wow! Really?!? That must've been loads of fun.

  35. Elwood Blues

    Dear lord if this don't get your fire goin' then your woods wet!

  36. Nadine Sansone

    My favorite Allman Brothers song.