"Melissa (Allman Brothers cover)" as written by Gregg Allman and Stephen Alaimo....
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.

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.

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.

Lyrics submitted by T_D_Phoenix

"Melissa" as written by Gregg Allman Stephen Alaimo

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    General CommentThis one's only been performed 3 times. The first time was at Piedmont Park in Atlanta 9/8/07, a concert that got released later that year. It was performed as a duet with Greg Allman himself, who was in the house having opened for DMB. Greg sang the first verse, Dave sang the second, Greg sang the bridge, Dave sang the third, and they traded off the last stanza.

    It was also performed 2 more times early in the 08 Summer tour, but has been MIA since June 4 2008. Which was the 3rd or 4th show of the tour.

    I miss it already. Piedmont's was so good. Just the subtle little lyrical change from "fall away" to "float away" made a world of a difference. This was a great cover. Top 5, IMHO.
    T_D_Phoenixon September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAHhh man duet tonite at the garden with Greg Allman fucking amazing!! kicking off the tour
    doggins21on April 15, 2009   Link

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