Ramblin' Man
The Allman Brothers Band
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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
1973
2
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1973
  • from The Allman Brothers Band's fourth studio album, Brothers and Sisters (1973)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • as "Ramblin' Man" occupied the No. 2 spot on Billboard's Hot 100, the No.1 song at the time was Cher's "Half-Breed" - Cher became Gregg Allman's wife in 1975
  • the biggest hit and the only Top-10 charted single for The Allman Brothers Band
  • this was the last song that bass player Berry Oakley recorded for the group - he died in a motorcycle accident November 11, 1972
  • on the record:
         Richard "Dickey" Betts - lead vocals, lead guitar
         Les Dudek - lead guitar
         Berry Oakley - bass
         Gregg Allman - organ, backing vocals
         Chuck Leavell - piano, backing vocals
         Butch Trucks - drums, percussion
         Jai Johanny Johanson - drums, congas
  • written by Dickey Betts
  • produced by Johnny Sandlin, The Allman Brothers
  • recorded at Capricorn Sound Studios, Macon, GA
  • Capricorn Records label
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