Melissa

Lyrics: Gregg Allman
Music: Gregg Allman

Played by Phil Lesh & Friends in November 2013 as part of their (and American Jubilee's) cover of the album "Eat A Peach".

Crossroads seem to come and go
The Gypsy flies from coast to coast

Knowing many, loving none
Bearing sorrow havin' fun
But back home he'll always run
To sweet Melissa

Freight train, each car looks the same, all the same
And no one knows the gypsy's name

No one hears his lonely sighs
There are no blankets where he lies
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
Well, pick up your gear
And gypsy roll on, roll on

Crossroads will you ever let him go
Will you hide the dead man's ghost
Or will he lie, beneath the clay
Or will his spirit float away

But I know that he won't stay
Without Melissa
Yes, I know that he won't stay
Without Melissa
Just won't stay
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1972 Eat A Peach Allman Brothers Band

 


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