The Allman Brothers Band - Melissa Lyrics

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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
Mmm, hmm

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
Mm, hmm

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
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
  • 2 Les Brers in A Minor
  • 3 Melissa
  • 4 Mountain Jam
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 One Way Out
  • 2 Trouble No More
  • 3 Stand Back
  • 4 Blue Sky
  • 5 Little Martha
  • 6 Mountain Jam (continued)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Stephen Alaimo, Gregg Allman
    album: Track in album Eat a Peach
    release date: 1972-2-12
    popularity : 99 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:57
    composer: Gregg Allman
    lyricist: Gregg Allman, Steve Alaimo
    Album Information
    label: Capricorn Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin