Ramblin Man Chord Chart by The Allman Brothers

Welcome to my Ramblin Man chord chart by the Allman Brothers. Another simple song to play along to using the chord C, F, G, D and Em. The only things that's really tricky about this song for beginner guitar players is that it's very fast. So you might have to stick with a simple four down strumming pattern until your chord changes are quick enough. 

But let's talk about the strumming pattern you can use for Ramblin Man

Strumming:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D   DU    UDU

Strum: Palm Muted or Vereses
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
DD DD DD DD

Ramblin Man Chort Chart

by The Allman Brothers

Played with a Capo on the 1st fret

Intro: G D C G

Chorus:
   G               F                     G    G
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
    G                      C                                    D    D
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    G
    That I was born a rambling man


Verse:
        G                C                         G       G
My father was a gambler down in Georgia
          G                      C                    D   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    G
     Rolling down highway forty-one

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Chorus:
   G               F                     G    G
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
    G                      C                                    D    D
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)

G C G G
G C D D
C G Em C
G D G G


Verse:
       G                   C                         G         G

I'm on my way to New Orleans this morning
  G                    C                       D   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    G
Them delta women think the world of me


Chorus:
   G               F                     G    G
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
    G                      C                                    D    D
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    G
    That I was born a rambling man


   G               F                     G    G
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
   G               F                     G    G
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
   G               F                     G    G
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man   
   G               F                     G    G
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man

G F G G (all the way out)

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.