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Album: Eat A PeachReleased: 1972
Allmans guitarist Dickey Betts wrote this about his Native American girlfriend, Sandy "Bluesky" Wabegijig. They married in 1973 and divorced two years later.
This was the first time Betts sang lead on an Allman Brothers song. He also sang lead on their biggest hit, "Ramblin' Man."
For a while after his 1975 divorce from this song's muse Sandy, Dickey Betts refused to perform this song.
This was released after Duane Allman's death on Eat A Peach. The album is dedicated to him.
Betts and Sandy Bluesky had a daughter, Jessica, on May 14, 1972. Betts wrote "Jessica" about her a year later.
Duane Allman and Dickey Betts played on the bridge solo - one playing "lead" lead, the other playing "rhythm" lead. They switch up half way through - listen very carefully and you will hear them synch up on a riff for two measures or so right around 2:30 into the track. (thanks, Chris - Hoboken, NY)