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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.