The Dickey Betts Band - Ramblin Man door morrisanddylan
Dickey Betts - guitar/vocals, Duane Betts - guitar, Frank Lombardi - drums/vocals,Michael Kach - organ/vocals,Pedro Aravelo - bass,James Vanardo - drums,Andy Aledort - guitar
"Ramblin' Man" was first created during songwriting sessions for Eat a Peach. An embryonic version, referring to a "ramblin' country man," can be heard on the bootleg The Gatlinburg Tapes, featuring the band jamming on an off-day in April 1971 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Betts continued to work on the song for a year, but the lyrics came together in as little as twenty minutes. "I wrote "Ramblin' Man" in Berry Oakley's kitchen [at the Big House] at about four in the morning. Everyone had gone to bed but I was sitting up," said Betts in 2014. Trucks noted that the band acknowledged it was a good song but were reluctant to record it, as it sounded too country for them. New member and keyboardist Chuck Leavell enjoyed the song, noting, "It's definitely in the direction of country but that didn’t bother me in the least […] I think our attitude was, 'Let's take this thing and make it as great as we can.'" The song was inspired by a 1951 song of the same name by Hank Williams.