"yes"; ?> Melissa by Allman Brothers Band - guitar chords, guitar tabs and lyrics - chordie
 EF#m7Emaj7ABm11C#mBDCC#m2
E|---------------------------------------------2--------------4------------

B|-----------2------4------2-----3-------5-----4---------1----5------------
G|---1-------2------4------2-----4-------6-----4--------------6------------
D|---2-------4------6------2-----4-------6-----4---------2----6------------
A|---2-------4------6------------5-------7-----2---------3----4------------
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Intro - E, F#m7, Emaj7,F#m7
Verse1
 EF#m7Emaj7F#m7
Crossroads seem to come and go, yeah
 EF#m7
The gypsy flies from coast to coast
 ABm11C#mBm11
Knowing many loving none
 EF#m7Emaj7A
bearing sorrow, having fun
 CB
but back home he'll always run
 EF#m7Emaj7
To sweet Melissa 
Verse2
Same chord progression as verse 1.
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
Chorus
 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 (second version) A
pick up your gear and gypsy roll on
 B
 roll on
Verse 3 (same as 1 & 2 until end)
Crossroads, will you ever let him go, No, no, no
or will you hide the dead man 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
 CB
 Yes I know that he won't stay
 F#m7
without Melissa
 Emaj7F#m7
No, no he just won't stay
repeat and fade (E, F#m7, Emaj7,F#m7)
Andy King
Ck27362@uarksysb.edu
From: J Smith
I have some preferences on the playing of the _chords_ in 'Melissa' that
differ a bit from his, which I think you'll find easier to play (and maybe
even sound better):
(excuse the lack of rhythm & timing, but I think you can figure it out)
e--0----0----0----0--/--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0--

B--0----0----0----0--/--0----0----2----3----5----0----0----0----0----0--
G--1----2----4----2--/--1----2----2----4----6----6----1----2----4----6--
D--2----4----6----4--/--2----4----2----4----6----7----2----4----6----7--
A--2----4----6----4--/--2----4----0----2----4----7----2----4----6----7--
E--0----0----0----0--/--0----0----x----x----x----5----0----0----0----5--
(still the mornin' comes...)
e--0----0---/---0----2----0----x----0----0----x------0----0--

B--0----0---/---0----3----2----4----5----0----4------0----0--
G--0----2---/---1----2----2----4----6----6----4-(or)-8----2-- (back to
D--2----2---/---2----0----2----4----6----7----4------9----2-- start)
A--3----2---/---2---------0----2----4----7----2------9----2--
E--3----0---/---0---------x----x----x----5-----------7----0--
This song is REALLY meant for a 12-string -- with all that open-string
resonance, it really rings!
Hope this gives you more of what you're looking for!
J Smith
Sunnyvale, CA
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 16:01:17 -1000
From: Harlan L Thompson
MELISSA- Allman Brothers
TUINING: E B E G# B E
 EF#mG#mF#mEF#mG#mF#mEF#mG#mF#m
                                     Crossroads seem to come and go, yeah
 EF#m
The gypsy flies from coast to coast
 ABmC#mBm
Knowing many, loving none
 EF#mG#mF#m
Bearing sorrow, having fun
C B (n.c.)
But back home he'll always run
 EF#mG#mF#m
To sweet Melissa        mmmm
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
Lord, in deepest dreams the gypsy flies
To sweet Melissa, mmmmm
BRIDGE:
 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 B (n.c.)
Pick up your gear and gypsy roll on, roll on
Crossroads, will you ever let him go, no, no, no
Or will you hide the dead man ghost
Or will he lie beneath the plain
Or will his spirit float away
But I know that he won't stay
 EF#m
Without Melissa
 CBEF#m
 Yes I know that he won't stay without Melissa
 G#mF#m
No, no he just won't stay
E F#m G#m F#m (repeat and fade)
CHORDS:
 EF#mG#mABBmC#mCD
E    0   2    4   5  7  7    9   8  10
B 0 2 4 5 7 7 9 8 10
G# 0 1 3 5 7 6 8 8 10
E 0 2 4 5 7 7 9 8 10
B 0 x x 5 7 x x 8 10
E 0 2 4 5 7 7 9 8 10
NOTE: This song may or may not be in this tuning, I'm not sure. But I
think it's easier and more fun playing it this way than in standard.


Corrected by stratombl. View original
A B Bm Bm11 C C#m D E Emaj7 F#m F#m7 G#m
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