Whipping Post

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Lyrics


I been run down
Lord, 'n I been lied to
And I don't know why
I let that mean woman make me out a fool

She took all my money
'N wrecked my new car
Now she's with one of my good-time buddies,
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 been such a fool
I have to stand back an' take it, babe
All for loving you

I drown myself in sorrow
As I look at what you've done
But nothin' seems to change;
That bad times stay 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
Oh, good Lord, I feel like I'm dyin'

Lord
Lord, no no
Yeah
Lord
Been tied down

Sometimes I feel
Sometimes I feel
Like I been
Tied to the whippin' post
Tied to the whippin' post
Tied to the whippin' post
Lawd-no-oooh!
Oh Lord Lord Lord
You know sometimes I try to believe
That just there ain't no such thing
As dyin'

Players On This Song

Bobby Martin - lead vocals

Records On Which This Song Has Appeared

Zappa Albums

Tributes & Cover Albums

Notes About This Song

This song was written by Gregg Allman and was first recorded in 1969 by The Allman Brothers Band. A drunken audience member shouted a request for the song during the 1974 Helsinki concert that appears on You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2, which led to Zappa spontaneously creating the 'Whipping Floss' version of Montana. The 1981 band subsequently added the song to the live repertoire.

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