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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
I know there are other tabs on this, but this is how Dickey plays it.... 

                 E A D G B E
A6:             [0 4 4 2 0 0]
Emaj7:          [0 6 6 4 0 0]
E7sus2:         [0 0 4 4 3 0]
C#m/E:          [0 0 6 6 5 0]
A/E:            [0 7 7 6 0 0] 
E               [0 2 2 1 0 0]           
B               [x 2 4 4 4 2]
C#m             [x 4 6 6 5 4]

[Verse 1]

E        A6             Emaj7      A6
Crossroads, seem to come and go, yeah.
E                     A6                  
The gypsy flies from coast to coast
A     E7sus2   C#m/E  E7sus2
Knowing many, loving none,
E       A6     Emaj7    A/E        
Bearing sorrow havin' fun,
Cmaj7                      B               E        A6 Emaj7 A6
But back home he'll always run to sweet melissa... mmm...

E              A6               Emaj7          A6
Freight train, each car looks the same, all the same.
E                         A6
And no one knows the gypsy's name
A     E7sus2     C#m/E    E7sus2      
No one hears his lonely sigh,
E         A6            Emaj7    A6      
There are no blankets where he lies.
Cmaj7                                B                 
In all his deepest dreams the gypsy flies 
             E            A6   Emaj7   A6
with sweet melissa... mmm...


E A6  Emaj7 A6   (repeat 2x)


Again the morning's come,
Again he's on the run,
Sunbeams shining through his hair,
Appearing not to have a care.
C#m                                A       B
Well, pick up your gear and gypsy roll on, roll on.

[Verse 2]

E           A6                 Emaj7    A6
Crossroads, will you ever let him go? (lord, lord)
E                     A6
Will you hide the dead man's ghost,
A       E7Ssus2      C#m/E     E7sus2
Or will he lie, beneath the clay,
E         A6        Emaj7        A6
Or will his spirit roll away? 


Cmaj7                    B         E     A6 
But I know that he won't stay without melissa.
Cmaj7                    B         E     A6   Emaj7  A6
Yes I know that he won't stay without melissa.


E A6 Emaj7 A6 (repeat until end)

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skiermurph 63 Apr 09, 2011 01:25 PM

Sorry, the chords didn't really line up with the lyrics as I had them...

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nwctasam 51 Apr 30, 2013 06:02 PM

Right on!

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o2bnkc 10 Jun 10, 2013 09:11 PM

Didn't Greg write and play this. I think Duane was already gone to the giant peach wagon in the sky. This is great, though. Very nice job!

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