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Gentle on my mind  Glen Campbell



It's [G]knowing that your door is always [G7]open
and your [G]path is free to [Am]walk,
that makes me tend to [Am7]leave my sleeping bag
rolled up and [D7]stashed behind your [G]couch.
And it's [G]knowing I'm not shackled
by forg[G7]otten words and bonds
and the [G]ink stains that have dried if on some [Am]line,
that keeps you in the b[Am7]ackroads
by the rivers of my mem'ry
that k[Am]eeps you ever g[D7]entle on my [G]mind.
It's not clinging to the rocks and ivy
planted on the columns now that binds me,
or something that somebody said
because they thought we fit together walking.
It's just knowing that the world will not be cursing
or forgiving when I walk along some railroad track
and find that you are moving on the backroads
by the rivers of my mem'ry
and for hours you're just gentle on my mind.
[--]   From: bmccombs@acs.ucalgary.ca (Barrie McCombs)
Subject: Re: "Gentle on my mind" by Glenn Campbell
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 1994 13:20:42 GMT
GENTLE ON MY MIND
(anybody know who wrote it?)
It's [G]knowing that your door is always [G7]open
and your [G]path is free to [Am]walk,
that makes me tend to [Am7]leave my sleeping bag
rolled up and [D7]stashed behind your [G]couch.
And it's [G]knowing I'm not shackled
by forg[G7]otten words and bonds
and the [G]ink stains that have dried if on some [Am]line,
that keeps you in the b[Am7]ackroads
by the rivers of my mem'ry
that k[Am]eeps you ever g[D7]entle on my [G]mind.
It's not clinging to the rocks and ivy
planted on the columns now that binds me,
or something that somebody said
because they thought we fit together walking.
It's just knowing that the world will not be cursing
or forgiving when I walk along some railroad track
and find that you are moving on the backroads
by the rivers of my mem'ry
and for hours you're just gentle on my mind.
[--]    

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emjenic (report)

http://www.lindesign.se/uwp/guitar/c/glen_campbell/gentle_on_my_mind.crd

Chords not always exactly in line, not all verses with chords

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TrickyMelb (report)

The late and very talented John Hartford was indeed the writer of this song, he performed it many times with Glen Campbell whoof course made it famous.

pschlehr (report)

The original post only contained the first two verses of the song. I have added the last two verses.

doncarter51 (report)

I think the song was written by John Hartford in the 1960's. I remember him performing it in concert...before he dedicated his career to the mountain tunes.