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Subject: Sweet Melissa Lyrics?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 06/02/05 at 5:08 pm

Does anyone know the lyrics to this song? And who sings it? I think its a late 60's/early 70's song. I heard it on a Cingular cell phone commercial.

Subject: Re: Sweet Melissa Lyrics?

Written By: gemini61 on 06/02/05 at 6:58 pm

It's by the Allman Brothers and it's called Melissa

Crossroads, seem to come and go, yeah.
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... mmm...

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

No one hears his lonely sigh,
There are no blankets where he lies.
In all his deepest dreams the Gypsy flies
with sweet Melissa... mmm...

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?  (Lord, Lord)
Will you hide the dead man's ghost,
Or will he lie, beneath the clay,
or will his spirit roll away?

But I know that he won't stay without Melissa.

Yes I know that he won't stay without Melissa.

Subject: Re: Sweet Melissa Lyrics?

Written By: zcrito on 06/03/05 at 9:37 pm


Thanks for posting the lyrics, gemini.

"Melissa" is one of my favorite songs from the '70s.
(it was also the first time I ever heard that name before)

Some info about the song...

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.lasso?id=830

And the song from their Spring, 1972 album "Eat A Peach"...

http://www.xsao.net/Rock/1Rock/Allman_Brothers

:)

Subject: Re: Sweet Melissa Lyrics?

Written By: Tiki on 06/29/05 at 12:38 pm

The Allman Brothers Band

Subject: Re: Sweet Melissa Lyrics?

Written By: josh G on 08/08/05 at 9:15 pm

its kinda funny, i saw that same commercial, and i was lookin for the same thing on google and your post came up. i thought for sure id found the lyrics and all it was was another person lost like me (i just found it kinda funny)



Does anyone know the lyrics to this song? And who sings it? I think its a late 60's/early 70's song. I heard it on a Cingular cell phone commercial.

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