The Allman Brothers Band Melissa

Crossroads, seem to come and go, yeah.

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… mmm…

Freight train, each car looks the same, all the same.

And no one knows the Gypsy’s name

No one hears his lonely sighs,

There are no blankets where he lies.

In all his deepest dreams the Gypsy flies

with sweet Melissa… mmm…

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.

Crossroads, will you ever let him go? (Lord, Lord)

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 without Melissa.

The Allman Brothers Band Can’t Lose What You Never Had

Had a sweet little girl,

Run out and took the baby boy, people ain’t that sad.

Oh, had a sweet little girl,

Left me, run out and took the baby boy, oh ain’t that sad.

[Chorus:]

Can’t spend what you ain’t got,

Can’t lose what you never had.

Can’t spend what you ain’t got,

Can’t lose what you never had.

Had some money in the bank,

Got busted, people ain’t that so sad.

Oh, I had some money in the bank,

Got busted, people, people ain’t that sad.

[Chorus]

Had a sweet little home,

Got drunk, burned it down, people ain’t that sad.

Oh, had a sweet little home,

Got drunk, burned it down, people ain’t that sad.

[Chorus]

Ooooh, hmmmm, hmmmm… oohhhh!

The Allman Brothers Band Firing Line

Known you since you’ve been born

Raisin’ hell even as a child

Nothing’s changed since that day

You’re still out running wild

Hellhound on your trail

Gettin’ closer with every passing mile

Hey now baby,

Don’t you think it’s high time

To change your life’s direction

Get off the firing line

Well your luck just ain’t been running

Lord, very smooth these days

I think it’s finally come down

You’re gonna have to mend your ways

With your head up in the clouds

You cannot see through the haze

Hey now sweet baby,

Don’t you think it’s high time

To change your life’s direction

Get off the firing line

Step outside, take a look aroud

Do you see anyone who cares?

Spent your whole life steppin’ on your friends

Still you ain’t nowhere

Search for a new direction

But the past is all you’ll find

You can count up all your mistakes

Blame it on your criminal mind

When you lay down with snakes

You come up poisoned every time

Hey now baby,

Don’t you think it’s high time

To change your life’s direction

Get off the firing line

Get off the firing line

Get off the firing line

The Allman Brothers Band Change My Way Of Living

I’ve got to change my way of living,

cause trouble’s all that I can see.

I gotta change my way of living,

Lord trouble’s all that I can see.

My life is in such a mess,

there ain’t no one to blame but me.

My good girl tried to tell me,

wouldn’t hear a thing she said.

Lord my good girl tried to tell me,

wouldn’t hear a lonesome thing she said.

Now she’s taken her things and left me,

no place for me to lay my head.

Blue, Lord I’m blue.

Raining down on me.

I gotta change my way of living,

cause the blues is all I see.

Blue, Lord I’m blue.

Raining down on me.

I gotta change my way of living,

change my way,

the blues is all I see.

Now when your luck runs out,

that’s when your friends will run out too.

Lord, when your luck runs out,

your fairweather friends will run out too.

You’re a very lucky man, Lord

if there is just one who’ll stand by you.

Blue, Lord I’m blue.

The blues raining down on me.

I gotta change my way of living,

cause the blues is all I see.

The Allman Brothers Band Low Down Dirty Mean

[Chorus:]

Ain’t that low down, low down dirty mean

The way you’ve been treatin’ me,

Beats all I’ve ever seen.

I loaned you my brand new car,

Said you was goin’ for a Sunday drive,

Yeah, here it is now four days later,

I don’t know if you are dead or alive,

I got on the telephone this morning,

Put the word out on the street,

And I heard you was down in Memphis,

With a big man in the driver’s seat.

[Chorus]

Got me a hidin’ in the bushes,

Peekin’ in the window pane,

Shadow moves along the wall,

I know you’re in there with another man,

Tried to get in the front door,

Went around to the back door too,

I believe you’ve got a side track man in there,

Making my sweet love to you.

[Chorus]

Makin’ my last proclamation,

Gonna lay it on the line,

Baby I’m runnin’ out of patience,

And you are runnin’ out of time,

Tired of all of your mean things,

And all your dirty tricks,

If I ever turn on you baby,

You’re gonna be in some kind of fix.

[Chorus (twice)]

Yeah so low down, I know, low down dirty mean, ahhhhhh!

The Allman Brothers Band Blind Love

Ain’t nobody, gonna do my baby wrong.

Ain’t nobody, gonna do my baby wrong.

Lord, I still love that woman

Even though I know she’s gone, long gone.

Lord, I know she’s out walkin’,

Walkin’ up and down the street.

Well I know my baby’s out walkin’

Walkin’ up and down the street.

Lord she’s got a brand new story

For each and every man she meets.

Blind love, blind love,

It oughta be a crime,

For lovin’ you the way I do.

My best friend knows all about it,

He don’t have a thing to say.

Lord he knows all about it,

He just don’t have a thing to say.

Oh, it hurts me so bad, to see you treat me this way.

Well I see my baby walkin’,

Now I don’t even raise my hand.

When I see my baby walkin’,

I don’t even raise my hand,

Oh it hurts me in my heart,

To see you with another man.

Blind love, blind love,

It oughta be a crime,

For lovin’ you the way I do.

Blind love, blind love,

It oughta be a crime,

For lovin’ you the way I do.

Blind love, blind love,

It oughta be a crime,

For lovin’ you the way I do.

The Allman Brothers Band Loaded Dice

Pocket full of money

Got a big smile all on my face

Boy and I can charm the diamonds

right off the back of a rattlesnake

But you’ve got me so confused

Cut me cold as ice

I ain’t used to losing

Guess I’m playing with loaded dice

Well the first time that I saw you

Said you’d just dumped your old man

Then the next time you was dealin

Must have dealt me a losing hand

Woman I tried to win your love

Just can’t pay the price

Keep throwing in sevens

I keep on playing with loaded dice

Well I thought I was a hustler

But you sent me back to school

Keep playing some new game

Making up your own rules

Must be some kind of crazy

let you fool me twice

I don’t know why

I keep playing with loaded dice

Well, tonight I hit the jackpot

I was shining like a diamond ring

Lady luck was smiling

And the old snake charmer was doing his thing

You saw the tables turn

man it sure felt nice

Now we see who’s laughing

Now we see who’s playing with the loaded dice

Girl you ain’t like nothing

I’ve ever seen before

Keep throwing in aces

I keep coming back for more

Guess I should have listened

But you can’t give a fool advice

Don’t know why I keep playing with loaded dice.

The Allman Brothers Band Just Another Love Song

Sit alone, waiting on the morning,

Woman leaving her whole life behind,

train rolling on, taking mama’s baby home,

Noone knows what’s going through her mind,

[Chorus:]

Just another love song I’m singing,

And you know people sing them all of the time,

Just another lonesome guitar ringing,

The only difference is this one is mine,

Freedom, Lord what a funny word,

We search for it just like some kind of fool,

Woman leaving home, man sit’s there all alone,

Little child is paying all the dues

[Chorus]

The Allman Brothers Band Done Somebody Wrong

The bell has tolled, my baby caught that train ‘n gone

The barrel-house told me, my baby caught that train ‘n gone

It was all my fault, I musta’ did somebody wrong.

Everything that happens, you know I am to blame.

Everything that happens, you know I am to blame.

I’m gonna find myself a doctor, perhaps my luck will change.

Ah, my mamma she told me, these days will surely come.

I wouldn’t listen to her, had to have my fun.

The barrel-house told me, my baby caught that train ‘n gone.

But it’s all my fault, I musta’ done somebody wrong, oh yeah.

The barrel-house told me, my baby caught that train ‘n gone

The barrel-house told me, my baby caught that train ‘n gone

It was all my fault, I musta’ did somebody wrong. Oh play the blues…

The Allman Brothers Band Crazy Love

Somewhere down on a back street

Way down deep in the back seat

Where I first learned how to moan your name,

I remember the night I met ya

Ooh sweet mama, I just cant forget ya

Cant stop thinkin bout your crazy love

Crazy love

Crazy love

I love you mama

But youre too bad to change

Crazy love

Crazy love

I love you mama

Uh, uh

Im laid up here lookin at my shoes

Stuck here with these hotel blues

I wish youd only just call me on the phone

Aint no doubt and I dont mean maybe

Whoo! i just cant forget about you baby

Cant stop thinkin bout your crazy love

Crazy love

Crazy love

I love you mama

But youre too bad to change