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Melissa Tab

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version 5

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"Melissa"
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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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