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Melissa  Allman Brothers Band



     [E]      [F#m7]       [Emaj7]         [A]     [Bm11]        [C#m]       [B]     [D]     [C]    [C#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
Cr[E]ossroads[F#m7] seem to come and[Emaj7] go, ye[F#m7]ah
T[E]he gypsy flies from coast to c[F#m7]oast
Kn[A]owing m[Bm11]any loving [C#m]arms[Bm11]
b[E]earing s[F#m7]orrow, having f[Emaj7]un[A]
b[C]ut back home he'll always r[B]un
To sweet Me[E]lissa[F#m7] [Emaj7]
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
[C]Yes I know that he won't s[B]tay
 F#m7
without Melissa
N[Emaj7]o, no he just wo[F#m7]n'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
[E]   [F#m]     [G#m]     [F#m]      [E]   [F#m]     [G#m]     [F#m]    Cr[E]ossroads[F#m] seem to come and[G#m] go, y[F#m]eah
T[E]he gypsy flies from coast to c[F#m]oast
Kn[A]owing m[Bm]any, loving[C#m] none[Bm]
B[E]earing s[F#m]orrow, having f[G#m]un[F#m]
C B (n.c.)
But back home he'll always run
To sweet Me[E]lissa  [F#m]     [G#m] mmmm[F#m]
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
Without Me[E]lissa[F#m]
[C]Yes I know that he won't s[B]tay without Me[E]lissa[F#m]
N[G#m]o, no he just w[F#m]on't stay
E F#m G#m F#m (repeat and fade)
CHORDS:
E    [E]0  [F#m] 2   [G#m] 4   [A]5  [B]7  [Bm]7   [C#m] 9   [C]8  [D]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.

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