Here we go again and it’s time to do the do!

Today we’re putting down a little number that comes from a band with a very long history. The track itself is from their last studio album made in 2003 so interestingly enough it throws the listener off because it sounds like it was made and written over fifty years ago, but isn’t .
To my knowledge it is the only song performed by the two newest members of the band which makes it the first and only song in the bands 30-40 year history to not have an original band member in it at all.
This song has it all…carrying a lot of heart and soul mixed in with some down and dirty, it snuggles up close to you and soon you too will have a new Old Friend.

No. 13 – Old Friend

~The Alllman Brothers Band

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Wiki:

Hittin’ the Note is the twelfth and final studio album by the American Southern rock group the Allman Brothers Band. Released through Sanctuary Records, it was their first studio album to include lead slide guitar player Derek Trucks and bass player Oteil Burbridge and marked the full-time return of guitar player Warren Haynes to the band. It was also their first (and only) studio album not to include original guitarist Dickey Betts. More here.

You know hard time is just an old friend, just an old friend to me
I say hard time is just an old friend, just an old friend to me
Tell me now, old friend, when you gonna let me be?

Can’t you feel a cold wind howlin’ down, blowin’ my song
Can’t you feel a cold wind howlin’ down, blowin’ my song
Well, I ain’t an old man, but you know my time ain’t long

Gonna be a hard rain – you can hear it in the distance, sounds so near
Gonna be a hard rain – you can hear it in the distance, sounds so near
People, when the rain comes, it’s gonna wash us all away from here

Mean old woman, people won’t you tell me where can she be
Mean old woman, people won’t you tell me where can she be
She’s the only woman that ever meant a damn to me

You know hard time is just an old friend, just an old friend to me
I say hard time is just an old friend, just an old friend to me
Tell me now, old friend, when you gonna let me be?
Tell me now, old friend, when you gonna let me be?
Tell me now, old friend, when you gonna let this poor man be?

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