Ramblin' Man

The Allman Brothers Band

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Capo 1st fret
Intro: | G | D | C | G |

G           F      C        G
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
                            C                D
Tryin' to make a livin' and doin' the best I can
    C                  G          Em               C
And when it's time for leavin', I hope you'll understand
G           D               G
 That I was born a ramblin' man

   G            C               G
My father was a gambler down in Georgia
                   C              D
He wound up on the wrong end of a gun
    C                 G             Em         C
And I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus
G            D             G
Rollin' down highway forty-one

G           F      C        G
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
                            C                D
Tryin' to make a livin' and doin' the best I can
    C                  G          Em               C
And when it's time for leavin', I hope you'll understand
G           D               G
 That I was born a ramblin' man

| G | D | C | G |

Solo: | G | C | G | G |
      | G | C | D | D |
      | C | G | Em | C |
      | G | D | G | G |

    G            C                G
I'm on my way to New Orleans this mornin'
               C               D
Leaving out of Nashville, Tennessee
        C               G                     Em     C
They're always having a good time down on the bayou, Lord
     G           D                  G
Them delta women think the world of me

G           F      C        G
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
                            C                D
Tryin' to make a livin' and doin' the best I can
    C                  G          Em               C
And when it's time for leavin', I hope you'll understand
G           D               G
 That I was born a ramblin' man
G           F      C        G
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
G           F      C        G
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
G           F      C        G
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
G           F      C        G
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man

| G | F C | G | G | (repeat and fade)