Waylon Jennings – I’m a Ramblin’ Man

The song was Jennings' second number one on the country chart and stayed at number one for a single week. "I'm a Ramblin' Man" also appeared on the Australian charts.

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Cover LP Waylon Jennings RCA 1974
Cover LP Waylon Jennings RCA 1974

“I’m a Ramblin’ Man” is a song written by Ray Pennington. He recorded the song in 1967 for Capitol Records and took it to number 29 on the country charts.

It was later performed by American country music artist Waylon Jennings. The song was Jennings’ second number one on the country chart and stayed at number one for a single week. “I’m a Ramblin’ Man” also appeared on the Australian charts.

From the album The Ramblin’ Man
B-side “Got a Lot Goin’ for Me”
Released July 1974
Genre Country
Length 2:49
Label RCA Nashville
Songwriter(s) Ray Pennington
Producer(s) Waylon Jennings



Waylon Jennings – I’m a Ramblin’ Man Lyrics

I’ve been down to Mississippi
Down through New Orlean
Yes I have
I’ve played in California
There ain’t too much I haven’t seen
No there ain’t
Lord, I’m a ramblin’ man
Don’t fool around with a ramblin’ man

Left a girl in West Virginia
Up there where that green grass grows
Yes I did
Got a girl in Cincinatti
Waitin’ where the Ohio River flows
Oh, girl
I’m a ramblin’ man
Don’t give your heart to a ramblin’ man

You better move away
Your standing to close to the flame
Once I mess with the ol’ mind
Your little ol’ heart won’t be the same
But I’m a ramblin’ man
Don’t mess around within your ramblin’ man
You better not

Well, up in Chicago
I was known as quite a boy
Yes I was
Down in Alabama
They call me the man of joy
Still do
Well, I’m a ramblin’ man
Don’t fall in love with a ramblin’ man

You better move away
Your standing to close to the flame
Once I mess with the ol’ mind
Your little ol’ heart won’t be the same
Oh, I’m a ramblin’ man
Don’t mess around with any ol’ ramblin man…

Single Waylon Jennings RCA 1974
Single Waylon Jennings RCA 1974


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