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