The Allman Brothers Band - Melissa tab version 1

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------------|
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