Album: Brothers And Sisters (1973)
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  • Written by Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts, this song is about celebrating life and having a good time. It takes place at a bar, and when morning would come, the narrator would find his pony to take him home.
  • Betts sang lead on this and played with a slide on a guitar called a dobro. The song is structured in the style of Delta blues.
  • Tommy Talton sat in on acoustic guitarist for this song.
  • At the end of the song, you can hear several members of the band playing the spoons on their knees.
  • This is the last song on Brothers And Sisters. Chuck Leavell played the piano on the album, and later worked with The Rolling Stones. >>
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  • The final song on the album "Brothers and Sisters"-Lyrics and Music by Richard Betts
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  • Mitchell from Las Vegas"Pony Boy," which showcases Betts' acoustic slide playing was heavily inspired by Robert Johnson in its building rhythm, and Blind Willie McTell influenced its humor. The song was based on a true story involving his uncle, who would take his horse out to avoid driving under the influence (DUI) charges, as the horse knew the direction home. Williams played upright bass on the track to keep it an all-acoustic affair, and Trucks played percussion by banging a piece of plywood on the floor.
  • Kim from Virginia Second, my brother had a '69 Mustang, he called it his "Pony".
  • Kim from Virginia After some research, I believe Dickey was referring to a friend who drove a Mustang, and would run him home in the morning, after a night out.
  • Drew from B\'ham, AlAnyone ever read the book and/or watched the movie "The Outsiders"? The main star of the story is Ponyboy Curtis. Folks would ask Ponyboy "Is that your *real* name?"
  • Dan White from Hudson, MaI'm not entirely sure, but I think it comes from the term "pony up!", "pony up to the bar, boys!", or "Who's gonna 'pony up' for these drinks?" The "pony boy" is the guy who's buyin' the drinks, the guy with the money. I think he's referring to his drinkin' buddy, who not only pays for the booze but also carries him home cause he's legless! Just my two cents worth.
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