This is an old song called “Melissa” by the Allman Brothers Band. It was written by Greg Allman before The Allman Brothers Band was formed. After over 300 attempts to write a song he felt was good enough Greg Allman came up with this one. He recorded 2 demo’s of it with his brother Duane as a duo. He then sold the rights to the song for $250. Greg nor Duane ever mentioned the song to the Band when it was later formed. When Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1971 Greg performed the song at his funeral saying it was his brothers favorite song that he ever wrote. Their manager, hearing the song for the first time, went out and bought the rights. The song was then recorded for The Allman Brothers 3rd album “Eat A Peach”.