Allman Brothers Band - Blue Sky - Live

Allman Brothers Band - Blue Sky - Live




The song was written and sung by guitarist Dickey Betts, who penned it about his girlfriend (and later wife), Sandy "Bluesky" Wabegijig. The track is also notable as one of guitarist Duane Allman's final recorded performances with the group. The band's two guitarists, Duane Allman and Betts, alternate playing the song's lead: Allman's solo beginning 1:07 in, Betts joining in a shared melody line at 2:28, followed by Betts's solo at 2:37.


His debut as a vocalist for the band, Dickey Betts composed "Blue Sky" about his Native Canadian girlfriend, Sandy "Bluesky" Wabegijig, whom he would later marry. Betts initially wanted the band's lead vocalist, Gregg Allman, to sing the song, but guitarist Duane Allman encouraged him to sing it himself: "Man, this is your song and it sounds like you and you need to sing it."







Lyrics


Walk along the river, sweet lullaby

They just keep on flowin', they don't worry 'bout where it's goin', no, no

Don't fly, mister blue bird, I'm just walkin' down the road

Early morning sunshine, tell me all I need to know


You're my blue sky, you're my sunny day

Lord, you know it makes me high

When you turn your love my way

Turn your love my way, yeah


Good old Sunday mornin', bells are ringin' everywhere

Goin' to Carolina, it won't be long and I'll be there


You're my blue sky, you're my sunny day

Lord, you know it makes me high

When you turn your love my way

Turn your love my way, yeah, yeah



Songwriters: Forrest Richard Betts

Blue Sky lyrics © Unichappell Music Inc., Forrest Richard Betts Music


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