The Allman Brothers Band - Whipping Post (2020 Official Lyric Video)

The Allman Brothers Band - Whipping Post (2020 Official Lyric Video)


New Lyric Video from The Allman Brothers Band Youtube Channel posted today 13 mar. 2020


This searing song is about a man who has been betrayed by his woman to the point where he feels like he's helpless - just tied to the whipping post, awaiting more punishment. Gregg Allman wrote it in Jacksonville in 1968, just after he returned from Los Angeles.


Gregg wrote this on an ironing board using burnt matches. He got the idea in the middle of the night and couldn't find a pen.


This became a staple of their live shows. They usually played it as an extended jam, often improvising so it did not sound the same twice.


This was the last song on the first Allman Brothers album.






Lyrics


I've been run down and I've been lied to.

And I don't know why, I let that mean woman make me a fool.

She took all my money, wrecks my new car.

Now she's with one of my good time buddies,

They're drinkin in some cross-town bar.


Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,

Like I been tied to the whippin' post.

Tied to the whippin' post, tied to the whippin' post.

Good Lord, I feel like I'm dyin'.


My friends tell me, that I've been such a fool.

But I had to stand by and take it baby, all for lovin' you.

Drown myself in sorrow as I look at what you've done.

But nothing seemed to change, the bad times stayed the same,

And I can't run.


Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,

Like I been tied to the whippin' post.

Tied to the whippin' post, tied to the whippin' post.

Good Lord, I feel like I'm dyin'.


Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,

Like I been tied to the whippin' post.

Tied to the whippin' post, tied to the whippin' post.

Good Lord, I feel like I'm dyin'.



Songwriters: Gregg L. Allman

Whipping Post lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.


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