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Allman Brothers tabs for Melissa

Guitar tabs

Melissa : The Allman Brothers Band

Tab for the lead parts:


intro

E---16<<<12--12------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------14-12------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------13-11----11------------------------------------------
D---------------------------14----11>>14-----------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------

"seem to come & go"
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------12---12b14r12--------------------------------------
G-----------11-13-14-13----------------------------------------------------
D-----11-14----------------------------------------------------------------
A--14----------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------


"the gypsy flies..."
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------17b19r17~~~~-19~~
G-----------------------------11-14~~~~-16~~~~-18~~~~-19~------------------
D-----11-14----14>16-14-11-14----------------------------------------------
A--14----------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------


"bearing sorrow..."
(All this is done with a slide.)

E--16-17-17-16-14-12-14-15-15~~~~--15<14-12-14-----------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------

"to sweet Melissa"                        "Mmmm, hmmmmm"
All slide (obviously)
E----14-16----                            E--12----------------------------
B-12----------                            B-----14-12--12------------------
G-------------                            G---------------13-11------------
D-------------                            D---------------------14---------
A-------------                            A--------------------------------
E-------------                            E--------------------------------

"each car looks..."
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------11-11>13-13<11-11<9-9>11-9----------------------------
D--------------11-14-------------------------------------------------------
A--------11-14-------------------------------------------------------------
E--12-14-------------------------------------------------------------------

"no one knows the gypsy’s..."
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------17b19r17~~~~-19~~~~~-------
G-----------11-13-14~~~~-16~~~~-18~~~~-19>18<19----------------------------
D-----11-14----------------------------------------------------------------
A--14----------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------

"there are no blankets...." (All slide)

E-16-17-16-14-12-12-14-15----15>14-12-14-----------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Play Melissa part again...



"mmmmmmmmmmm"

E--12----------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----14-12--12------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------13-11------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------14-11------------->>14-----------------------------
A-----------------------------14--14-11------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------14---------------------------------

"Again the morning...."

E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------14>15<14-17---17b19~~~r17------------
G-------------18>16>14---14>16-16------------------------------------------
D-14>16-16-----------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------

"rooooll on"
(on this (15b)16, you play the note at the bent pitch first, release to the
normal pitch, then bend back to the 16th fret)

E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--(15b)16r15b16~~~~---------13>14-14<13-13<11-9>11-9-9--------------------

D--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------


"will you ever let him go"
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------14-12-------------------------------------------------
G-----------11-13-14----------13>14<13-11----------------------------------
D-----11-14-------------------------------14-------------------------------
A--14----------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------

"will you hide the..."
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------14~~~~-15<14-15>17-17~~~~-19~~~~----------------
G------------14~~~~-16~~~~-------------------------------------------------
D-----11-14----------------------------------------------------------------
A--14----------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------

"will his spirit..." (all slide)

E--16-17-17-16-14-12-15-------15<14-12-14----------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Play Melissa part again, then there’s this variation the next time

E--------------
B--------------
G--------------
D-----14>16----
A--14----------
E--------------

Now for the last part...

E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------12>14-12----------------------
G--------------------11----11-13-11-13-14-11-------------------------------
D--------------11-14----14-------------------------------------------------
A--------11-14-------------------------------------------------------------
E--12-14-------------------------------------------------------------------


E--12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-12-14b16~~~~~~~---12-16<14-12-14~~~~
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------


E--12-16<14-12---12----------------------------------*---------------------
B-------------------14-12---12-14-12-----------------*---------------------
G------------------------------------13-11<9-11<9---9*---------------------
D----------------------------------------------------*11-9---------9-------
A----------------------------------------------------*-----11-9-11----11-9-
E----------------------------------------------------*---------------------


E-----------*---------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------*------------------------------------------------------------12-
G-----------*----------------11-14-13-14-13-----14-13-14-16--18-16-18-16----
D-----------*---11-14~~~~-14------------------------------------------------
A---------11*14-------------------------------------------------------------
E--12-14----*---------------------------------------------------------------


E----14~~~16
B-----------
G-----------


The part in between the stars is kinda up in the air but I just wanted to
finish this & get it posted.
ⓘ Guitar tab for 'Melissa' by, a female blues artist from Tennessee, United States. was born in 1957.

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