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Ramblin' Man

The Allman Brothers

 

Capo 1

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

      134211

F:    133211

         132

D:    xx0232

       32 1

C:    x32010

       12

Em:   022000

 

 

 

 

Strum: D   D U   U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

Intro: / G - - - / D - - - / C - - - / G - - - /

 

Chorus 1:

 G               F                       G (2)

Lord, I was born a ramblin' man

G                                         C                   D (2)

Trying to make a living and doing the best I can

C                          G            Em                     C

When it's time for leaving, I hope you'll understand

G                     D                      G (2)

     That I was born a rambling man

 

      G                  C                       G (2)

My father was a gambler down in Georgia

       G                          C                   D (2)

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 (2)

    Rolling down highway forty-one

 

Chorus 2:

G               F                       G (2)

Lord, I was born a ramblin' man

G                                         C                   D (2)

Trying to make a living and doing the best I can

C                          G            Em                     C

When it's time for leaving, I hope you'll understand

G                     D                      G    D (hold)

     That I was born a rambling man

 

Solo:

/ G (hold) - - / D (hold) - - / C (hold) - - / G (hold)- - /

Instrumental Verse

 

       G                    C                       G (2)

I'm on my way to New Orleans this morning

G                      C                       D (2)

Leaving out of Nashville, Tennessee

              C                      G                                 Em    C

They're always having a good time down on the bayou, Lord

           G                 D                        G (2)

Them delta women think the world of me

 

Repeat Chorus 1

 

G               F                       G (2)

Lord, I was born a ramblin' man

G               F                       G (2)

Lord, I was born a ramblin' man

G               F                       G (2)

Lord, I was born a ramblin' man

G               F                       G (2)

Lord, I was born a ramblin' man

 

Jam on this progression:

/ G - - - / F - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

 

End on G


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.