Melissa

The Allman Brothers Band

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        E A D G B e   Capo first fret
F#m7  - 0 4 4 2 0 0 
Emaj7 - 0 6 6 4 0 0

Intro - E, F#m7, Emaj7,F#m7

E       F#m7                Emaj7  F#m7
Crossroads seem to come and go, yeah
E                             F#m7
The gypsy flies from coast to coast
A       B           C#m   D
Knowing many loving arms
E       F#m7           Emaj7   A
bearing sorrow, having fun
C                          B
but back home he'll always run
           E       F#m7   Emaj7  F#m7
To sweet Melissa

Freight train, each car looks the same, all the same
and no one knows the gypsy's name.
No one hears his lonely sigh
there are no blankets where he lies
And in deepest dreams the gypsy flies to sweet Melissa

E
Again the morning comes
D
again he's on the run
A
sunbeam shining through his hair
B
appearing not to have a care
C#m                          A
pick up your gear and gypsy roll on
B
roll on

Crossroads, will you ever let him go? No, no, no
Or will you hide the dead man's ghost?
Or will he lie beneath the plain?
Or will his spirit float away?
But I know that he won't stay
          E       F#m7
without Melissa
C                        B              E      F#m7
Yes I know that he won't stay without Melissa
Emaj7 F#m7
No, no he just won't stay