Melissa Lyrics

The Allman Brothers Band


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Stephen Alaimo, Gregg Allman
album: Track 5 in album Duane & Greg
release date: 1972-5
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length: 3:17

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The Allman Brothers Band Duane & Greg cover art
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Crossroads, seem to come and go, yeah.
The gypsy flies from coast to coast,
Knowing many, loving none,
Bearing sorrow, having fun.
But, back home he'll always run,
To sweet Melissa.
Mmmm-hmmm.

Freight train, each car looks the same, all the same.
And no one knows the gypsy's name,
And no one hears his lonely sighs,
There are no blankets where he lies.
Lord, in his deepest dreams the gypsy flies,
With sweet Melissa.
Mmmm-hmmm.

Again, the mornin's come.
Again, he's on the run.
A sunbeam's shinin through his hair.
Fear not to have a care.
Well, pick up your gear and gypsy roll on.
Roll on.

Crossroads, will you ever let him go? Lord, Lord.
Or 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, yeah,
Without Melissa.
Lord, Lord, it's all the same.
Mmmmm-hmmmmm.


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Morning Dew
  • 2 God Rest His Soul
  • 3 Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
  • 4 Come Down and Get Me
  • 5 Melissa
  • 6 I’ll Change for You
  • 7 Back Down Home With You
  • 8 Well I Know Too Well
  • 9 In the Morning When I’m Real