Melissa

The Allman Brothers Band

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F#m11: x44200 
Emaj7: 066400

Intro: | E | F#m11 | Emaj7 | F#m11 |

E          F#m11             Emaj7  F#m11
 Crossroads seem to come and go,     yeah
E                               F#m11
 The gypsy flies from coast to coast
A        Bm          C#m   D
 Knowing many loving arms
E        F#m11          Emaj7   A
 bearing sorrow, having fun
C                           B               E  F#m11  Emaj7  F#m11
 but back home he'll always run to sweet Melissa

E            F#m11                 Emaj7  F#m11
 Freight train, each car looks the same,   all the same
E                             F#m11
 and no one knows the gypsy's name
A       Bm               C#m   D
 No one hears his lonely sigh
E             F#m11             Emaj7   A
 there are no blankets where he lies
C                                B                 E  F#m11  Emaj7  F#m11
 And in deepest dreams the gypsy flies to sweet Melissa

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

E           F#m11                 Emaj7  F#m11
 Crossroads, will you ever let him go?    No, no, no
E                               F#m11
 Or will you hide the dead man's ghost?
A           Bm             C#m    D
 Or will he lie beneath the plain?
E            F#m11       Emaj7   A
 Or will his spirit float away?
C                         B               E  F#m11
 But I know that he won't stay without Melissa
C                          B               E  F#m11
 Yes, I know that he won't stay without Melissa
Emaj7  F#m11
 No, no he just won't stay

| E | F#m11 | Emaj7 | F#m11 | (repeat and fade)