• Song:


  • Artist:

    Allman Brothers Band

  • Album:

    A Decade of Hits: 1969-...

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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 - E5 , F#5 , E7M, F#5

  E5       F#5             E5  F#5
Crossroads seem to come and go, yeah
 E5                             F#5
The gypsy flies from coast to coast
  A5      B5       C#5   B5
Knowing many loving arms
 E5       F#5           E5   A5
bearing sorrow, having fun
 C5                          B5
but back home he'll always run
           E5       F#5   E5
To sweet Melissa


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


Again the morning comes
again he's on the run
sunbeam shining through his hair
appearing not to have a care
C#5 (second version)         A5
pick up your gear and gypsy roll on
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
           E5      F#5 ,
without Melissa
C5                         B5
Yes I know that he won't stay
without Melissa
 E5           F#5
No, no he just won't stay

repeat and fade 
( E5 , F#5 , E7M, F#5 )

Andy King

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--melissa Solos (1st set)e12

b     14 12
g               13 11 9 11 / 13          9 11 9       9
d                                         9 11             11

Gregg then begins singing... Crossroads...

g             9       11p9      9
d9  9  11    11           11

Here's the changeup When gregg sings knowing many...

e                                                     1  4 16 17 16 14   15 
b                  9  10  12  14 15 14 15 /17                       
g         9  11
d9  11
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