I'm a Ramblin' Man

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"I'm a Ramblin' Man"
Single by Waylon Jennings
from the album The Ramblin' Man
B-side "Got a Lot Goin' for Me"
Released July 1974
Genre Country
Length 2:49
Label RCA
Writer(s) Ray Pennington
Producer(s) Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings singles chronology
"This Time"
(1974)
"I'm a Ramblin' Man"
(1974)
"Rainy Day Woman"
(1974)

"I'm a Ramblin' Man" is the title of 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.[1]

It was later performed by Waylon Jennings. "I'm a Ramblin' Man" would be Waylon Jennings' second number one on the country chart. The single would stay at number one for a single week and also appeared on Australian charts.[2]

Content[edit]

The song is a warning to beware ramblers.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Ray Pennington[edit]

Chart (1967) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 29

Waylon Jennings[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 75
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2
Canadian RPM Top Singles 81
Australian Kent Music Report 75

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 321. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 174. 
  3. ^ Randall, Alice; Carter Little; Courtney Little (2006). My Country Roots: The Ultimate MP3 Guide to America's Original Outsider Music. Thomas Nelson, Inc. p. 92. ISBN 1-59555-860-8. 
Preceded by
"I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Love Me"
by Don Williams
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 28, 1974
Succeeded by
"I Love My Friend"
by Charlie Rich