Midnight Rider
Gregg Allman
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Well, I've got to run to keep from hidin',
And I'm bound to keep on ridin'.
I've got one more silver dollar,
But I'm not gonna let 'em catch me, no
Not gonna let 'em catch the Midnight Rider

I don't own the clothes I'm wearing
And the road goes on forever
I've got one more silver dollar,
But I'm not gonna let 'em catch me, no
Not gonna let 'em catch the Midnight Rider
1974
19
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1974
  • B-side: "Multi-Colored Lady"
  • a newly recorded version of the original song that appeared on The Allman Brothers 1970 LP Idlewild South ~ the original version of "Midnight Rider" by The Allman Brothers Band never charted
  • horns were added to this Gregg Allman solo version
  • the opening track on Gregg Allman's debut studio solo album, Laid Back (1973)
  • written by Gregg Allman, Robert Kim Payne
  • Gregg Allman called it "the song I’m most proud of in my career."
  • Robert Kim Payne is listed as a co-writer on "Midnight Rider" ~ Payne, an Allman Brothers roadie, contributed the first two lines of the third verse: 'I've gone past the point of caring / some old bed I’ll soon be sharing."
  • produced by Gregg Allman, Johnny Sandlin
  • Capricorn Records label
  • a Joe Cocker version (Joe Cocker with The Chris Stainton Band) peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972
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