More songs by The Allman Brothers Band

This file is part of a collection that (moreso than the rest of the site) are not meant to be detailed or accurate transcriptions of the original recordings. They're just some simple chord charts that I made for my own use, some of them my own arrangements.
- T-rev

"MELISSA" by The Allman Brothers Band
From their 1972 album Eat A Peach
Written Gregory Allman and Stephen Alaimo
Transcribed by T-rev

E            F#m               G#m  F#m
   Crossroads seem to come and go
E                                F#m
   The gypsy flies from coast to coast
A          B            C#m7  D
   Knowing many, loving none
E          F#m          G#m  A
   Bearing sorrow havin' fun
Cmaj7                         B
   But back home he'll always run
   To sweet Melissa

E               F#m                  G#m  F#m
   Freight train, each car looks the same
E                               F#m
   And no one knows the gypsy's name
A         B                C#m7  D
   No one hears his lonely sighs
E               F#m               G#m  A
   There are no blankets where he lies
Cmaj7                                  B
   In all his deepest dreams the gypsy flies
   With sweet Melissa

         Again the morning's come
         Again he's on the run
         Sunbeams shining through his hair
         Appearing not to have a care
      C#m                            A
         Pick up your gear and gypsy roll on
         Roll on

E            F#m                     G#m  F#m
   Crossroads, will you ever let him go
E                               F#m
   Will you hide the dead man's ghost
A             B               C#m7  D
   Or will he lie beneath the clay
E              F#m           G#m  A
   Or will his spirit float away
Cmaj7                       B
   But I know that he won't stay
   Without Melissa

Transcribed 2022-10-24 by T-rev
More tab available at

022100 E
244200 F#m11 (or 044200)
466400 G#m,b13 (or 066400)
x02200 Asus2
x24400 Bsus4
x46600 C#m7
x57700 D6sus2
x35500 Cmaj7

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