Johnny Cash – Gentle On My Mind chords


Then [Riff 1] twice to starting G
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GIt's knowin' that your door is always open
AmAnd your path is free to walk
DThat makes me tend to leave my sleepin' bag
[Riff 1] Rolled up and stashed behind your couch
GAnd it's knowin' I'm not shackled
By forgotten words and bonds
AmAnd the ink stains that have dried upon some line
DThat keeps you in the back roads
DBy the rivers of my memory
[Riff 1] That keeps you ever gentle on my mind
GIt's not clingin' to the rocks and ivy
AmPlanted on their columns now that bind me
DOr some-thing that somebody said be-cause
D [Riff 1] They thought we fit together walkin'
GIt's just knowing that the world
Will not be cursing or forgiving
AmWhen I walk along some railroad track and find
DThat you're movin' on the back roads
By the rivers of my memory [Riff 1 twice] And for hours you're just gentle on my mind
GThough the wheat fields and the clothes lines
AmAnd the junkyards and the highways come between us
DAnd some other woman's cryin' to her mother
[Riff 1] 'cause she turned and I was gone
GI still might run in silence
Tears of joy might stain my face
AmAnd the summer sun might burn me till I'm blind
DBut not to where I cannot see
You walkin' on the back roads [Riff 1 twice] By the rivers flowin' gentle on my mind
GI dip my cup of soup back from a gurglin' cracklin' cauldron
AmIn some train yard
DMy beard a rustlin' coal pile
[Riff 1] And a dirty hat pulled low across my face
GThrough cupped hands 'round a tin can
AmI pretend to hold you to my breast and find
DThat you're waitin' from the back roads
By the rivers of my memory [Riff 1 twice] end on slow strum of G Ever smilin', ever gentle on my mind
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