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    Melissa

    Allman Brothers

     

    Strum: D   D  UD D  UDU

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Chord Guide

           231

    E:    022100

              341

    F#m11/E: 044200

             341

    Emaj7:  066400

            123

    A:    x02220

               231

    Bm(add4):x04430

             231

    C#m:   x06650

               23

    D6(9):   x07700

              32

    Cmaj7:  x32000

           1333

    B:    x2444x

             132

    D:    xx0232

     

     



    Intro:  / E - - - / F#m11/E - - - / Emaj7 - - - / F#m11/E - - - /       

    E                   F#m11/E                         Emaj7   F#m11/E             
         Crossroads           seem to come and go,              yeah
    E                                             F#m11/E                         
       The gypsy flies from coast to coast
    A (½)            Bm(add4) (½)  C#m (½)   D6(9) (½)
       Knowing many, loving      none
    E (½)          F#m11/E (½)  Emaj7 (½)   F#m11/E (½)         
       Bearing sorrow, having fun
    Cmaj7                                     B (hold)
         But back home he'll always run
                     E      F#m11/E    Emaj7   F#m11/E             
    To sweet Melissa

    E                   F#m11/E                    Emaj7   F#m11/E
       Freight train,     each car looks the same,         all the same

    E                                                F#m11/E
       And no one knows the gypsy's name

    A (½)            Bm(add4) (½)  C#m (½)   D6(9) (½)
          No one hears his lonely sigh

    E (½)                  F#m11/E (½)        Emaj7 (½)   F#m11/E (½)         
        There are no blankets where he lies

    Cmaj7                                                B (hold)
         Lord, in deepest dreams the gypsy flies

                     E      F#m11/E    Emaj7   F#m11/E             
    To sweet Melissa

     

    Bridge:
    E
      Again the morning’s come
    D
       Again he's on the run
    A
        Sunbeam shining through his hair
    B
       Appearing not to have a care
    C#m                                           A        B (2, hold 2nd measure)
           Pick up your gear and gypsy roll on,     roll on

     

    E                   F#m11/E                      Emaj7   F#m11/E
        Crossroads,      will you ever let him go,        no, no

    E                                                   F#m11/E
       Or will you hide the dead man’s ghost

    A (½)             Bm(add4) (½)  C#m (½)         D6(9) (½)
         Or will he lie               beneath the plain

    E (½)                  F#m11/E (½)  Emaj7 (½)   F#m11/E (½)         
          Or will his spirit                 float away

    Cmaj7                                         B (hold)
               But I know that he won't stay
                     E      F#m11/E    
    Without Melissa

    Cmaj7                                    B (hold)
          Yes I know that he won't stay

                   E      F#m11/E    Emaj7   F#m11/E

    Without Melissa

    End on E       


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.