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This article is about the album by Lucinda Williams. For the album by Paul Bley, see Ramblin' (Paul Bley album).
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Studio album by Lucinda Williams
Released 1979
Genre Americana, folk, delta blues, country
Length 43:17
Label Folkways
Producer Tom Royals
Lucinda Williams chronology
Happy Woman Blues

Ramblin' is an album of traditional country and blues covers by Lucinda Williams. Her first professional release, it was released in 1979 (see 1979 in music).

"Ramblin'" is the title of the re-issued album; originally it was released as "Ramblin' on my Mind".

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

A review in the Montana State University Exponent declared of the album: "The first recordings from an artist with a gift for interpreting original blues from Robert Johnson to Memphis Minnie to The Carter Family. Williams’s unmistakable sound is powerfully direct and filled with melancholy and passion. The quintessential recording of Lucinda Williams.... An unbelievably soulful...vocalist."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Ramblin' on My Mind" (Robert Johnson)
  2. "Me and My Chauffeur" (Clifton Chenier, Memphis Minnie)
  3. "Motherless Children" (Traditional)
  4. "Malted Milk Blues" (Robert Johnson)
  5. "Disgusted" (Melvin Jackson)
  6. "Jug Band Music" (Memphis Jug Band)
  7. "Stop Breakin' Down" (Robert Johnson, Junior Wells)
Side two
  1. "Drop Down Daddy" (Sleepy John Estes and Hammie Nixon, originally "Drop Down Mama")
  2. "Little Darling Pal of Mine" (A.P. Carter)
  3. "Make Me Down a Pallet on Your Floor" (Traditional)
  4. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" (Hank Williams)
  5. "Great Speckled Bird" (Roy Acuff, A.P. Carter, Guy Smith, Traditional)
  6. "You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion" (Traditional)
  7. "Satisfied Mind" (Joe Hayes, Jack Rhodes)


  1. ^ Wolff, Kurt. Ramblin' at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 August 2005.
  2. ^ Album review [1]