Friday, September 05, 2014

Melissa - Allman Brothers

Melissa Chart
Melissa Tab

Intro & Leads
E / F#m/E / G#m/E / F#m/E /
E / F#m/E / G#m/E / F#m/E /
E / F#m/E /
A Bm/A C#m/A Bm/A
E F#m/E G#m/E F#m/E
Cmaj7/G / B /
E / D / A / B /
C#m / A / B / / /
Verse 1
Crossroads, seem to come and go
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
Verse 2
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
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
Verse 3
Crossroads, will you ever let him go
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

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Willie Nelson - Always On My Mind

"Always On My Mind" is a song most people associate with Willie Nelson but the original was done by Brenda Lee in 1972. Elvis took a turn with it a little later. This lesson is mostly along the lines of Willie’s version in spite of the fact that the piano was the main accompanying instrument. We use a somewhat unusual double-bass-note strumming pattern, a few chord inversions, and some passing bass notes to make this a great and fun song for guitar players.
Always On My Mind Chart
Always On My Mind Solo

Always On My Mind
by Willie Nelson

D              A
Maybe I didn't love you
Bm       D          G            A
Quite as often as I could have
D                  A
And maybe I didn't treat you
Bm       D         Em7
Quite as good as I should have

G                  D
If I made you feel second best
G         D           Em
Girl, I'm sorry I was blind
A            Bm     A7    D     Em    F#m
But you were always on my mind
G        A7           D     G     A
You were always on my mind

(same progression as I)
Maybe I didn't hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I'm so happy that you're mine

(same progression as II)
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

D     A  Bm    D
Tell     me
G                 D                 Em    G    A7
Tell me that your sweet love hasn't died
D     A  Bm
Give     me
D       G                  D              Em
Give me one more chance to keep you satisfied
     A             D
I'll keep you satisfied