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If You Could Read My Mind  Gordon Lightfoot

[E]If you could read my mind, love
[Dadd9]What a tale my thoughts could tell
[E]Just like an old time movie
[Dadd9]'bout a ghost from a wishing-well
[E]In a castle dark or a fortress[A] strong
[B]With chains upon my feet       [C#m]
[A]You know that ghost is me       [E]
[A]And I will never be se[C#m]t free
[Fm]As long as I'm a ghost[A] you can't see           [E]

(Verse 2)
[E]If I could read your mind, love
[Dadd9]What a tale your thoughts could tell
[E]Just like a paperback novel
[Dadd9]The kind that drugstores sell
[E]When you reach the part where the heartaches come  [A]
[B]The hero would be me        [C#m]
[A]And heroes often fail      [E]
[A]And you won't read that book again  [C#m]
[Fm]Because the ending's just too[B] hard to take            [E]

(Middle section)

[E]  [Dadd9]      [E]  [Dadd9]                           
[E]I'd walk away like a movie sta[A]r
Who gets burned [B]in a three way script             [C#m]
[A]And enter number two        [E]
[A]A movie queen to play the [C#m]scene
[Fm]Of bringing all the good [B]things out in me         [A]
But for now, love, let's be real          [E]
[A]I never thought I could act this wa[C#m]y
[Fm]And I've got to say that I just don'[B]t get it
[A]I don't know where we went wr[C#m]ong
[Fm]But the feeling's gone
[B]And I just can't get it back    [E]

[E]  [Dadd9]      [E]  [Dadd9]                           
(Verse 3...)

[E]If you could read my mind, love,
[Dadd9]What a tale my thoughts could tell
[E]Just like an old time movie
[Dadd9]'bout a ghost from a wishing-well
[E]In a castle dark or a fortress [A]strong
[B]With chains upon my feet        [C#m]
[A]The story always ends     [E]
[A]And if you read between [C#m]the lines
[Fm]You’ll know that I’m just trying to [B]understand              [C#m]
[A]The feeling that you lack     [E]
[A]I never thought I could feel this w[C#m]ay
And I've got t[Fm]o say that I just don'[B]t get it
[A]I don't know where we went wr[C#m]ong
But the feel[Fm]ing's gone
And I just[B] can't get it back

E Dadd9 end on E

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