Gentle On My Mind:Dean Martin.
Single #2 in UK in 1969. Album - Gentle On My
Mind - hit #14 in 1968.
(Capo 1st fret.)
C Em CIt's knowing that your door is always open
Em Dmand your path is free to walk.
That makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag
G C Em C Emrolled up and stashed behind your couch.
C Em CAnd it's knowing I'm not shackled by forgotten
C Em Dmand the ink stains that have dried up on some line..
that keeps you in the back roads by the rivers
of my memory..
G C Em C Emthat keeps you ever gentle on my mind.
C Em CIt's not clinging to the rocks and ivy planted on
Em Dmtheir columns now, that binds me.
Or something that somebody said because they thought
G C Em C Emwe fit together, walking.
C Em It's just knowing that the world will not be
C Em C Emcursing or forgiving when I walk along some railroad track
that you're moving on the back roads by the rivers of my memory..
G C Em C Emand for hours you're just gentle on my mind.
C# Fm C#Well, I dip my cup of soup back from the gurgling crackling
Fm D#mcaldron in some train yard.
My beard a roughening coal pile and a dirty hat pulled low
G# C# Fm C# Fmacross my face.
C# Fm C# FmThrough cupped hands round a tin can..I pretend I hold you to my
that you're waving from the back roads, by the river of my memory,
G# C#ever smiling ever gentle on my mind.
A sixties smash from Kraziekhat.