Allman Brothers – Blue Sky

Blue Sky was on the classic album Eat A Peach that was released a few months after The Allman’s great guitarist Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident. This song was written by Dickey Betts and he wanted the lead singer Gregg Allman to sing it. Duane stepped in and told Dickey that he should sing it because it was his song.

Dickie wrote it about his Native American wife Sandy. This is the first song Dickey sang lead on and on the next album he would sing the bands greatest hit “Ramblin Man”. This song did not chart and it was released in 1972.

It’s a classic guitar driven song that flows to the end. It’s very seventies sounding with great licks. Duane Allman and Dickey Betts are playing on this.

Blue Sky

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


Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

11 thoughts on “Allman Brothers – Blue Sky”

  1. Great song on a great album, wasn’t an Allman Brothers fan until recently and it’s really only the first couple albums. Duane Allman could play and would have loved to see what he could have done, the Allman’s would have been very different.

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    1. I wasn’t a fan either until I read Gregg Allmans book “My Cross to Bear” a couple of years ago… I would love to have seen what Duane would have done. Dickey is really good but Duane was special.

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  2. I picked this CD up at a yard sale awhile ago. Only knew the Allman Brothers from their radio hits but never went beyond. After listening to Eat A Peach several times, it’s clear I need to learn more. This is a beautiful song, full of hope.

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