If You Could Read My Mind

Gordon Lightfoot

 A
 If you could read my mind, love
 G
 What a tale my thoughts could tell
 A
 Just like an old time movie
 G
 'bout a ghost from a wishing-well
 AA7D
 In a castle dark or a fortrtress strong
 EF#m
 With chains upon my feet
 DA
You know that ghost is me
 DF#m
And I will never be set free
 Bm7EA
As long as I'm a ghost you can't see

(Verse 2)
 A
 If I could read your mind, love
 G
 What a tale your thoughts could tell
 A
 Just like a paperback novel
 G
 The kind that drugstores sell
 AA7D
 When you reach the part where the heartaches come
 EF#m
The hero would be me
 DA
And heroes often fail
 DC#m
And you won't read that book again
 Bm7EA
 Because the ending's just too hard to take

(Middle section)

 AGAG
            
 AA7D
 I'd walk away like a movie star
 EF#m
Who gets burned in a three way script
 DA
And enter number two
 DC#m
movie queen to play the scene
 Bm7EF#m
 Of bringing all the good things out in me
 DA
But for now, love, let's be real
 DC#m
never thought I could act this way
 Bm7E
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
 DC#m
don't know where we went wrong
 Bm7
But the feeling's gone
 EA
And I just can't get it back

 AGAG
 (Verse 3...)
 A
 If you could read my mind, love,
 G
 What a tale my thoughts could tell
 A
 Just like an old time movie
 G
 'bout a ghost from a wishing-well
 AA7D
 In a castle dark or a fortress strong
 EF#m
 With chains upon my feet
 DA
The story always ends

 DC#m
And if you read between the lines
 Bm7EF#m
Youll know that Im just trying to understand
 DA
The feeling that you lack
 DC#m
never thought I could feel this way
 Bm7E
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
 DC#m
I don't know where we went wrong
 Bm7
But the feeling's gone
 E
And I just can't get it back

A G end on A


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Fyrgi (report comment to admin):
EVERYWHERE THERE IS A G CHORD CHANGE IT TO AN EM
CDL861 (report comment to admin):
The G chord works well
arrowmint (report comment to admin):
the  G has it .... 
Thundercranium (report comment to admin):
In the middle section it should move from A to A7 to D.
CDL861 (report comment to admin):
Good call on the A7