Gentle On My Mind:Dean Martin. Single #2 in UK in 1969. Album - Gentle On My Mind - hit #14 in 1968. (Capo 1st fret.) #1. C Em C It's knowing that your door is always open Em Dm and your path is free to walk. That makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag G C Em C Em rolled up and stashed behind your couch. C Em C And it's knowing I'm not shackled by forgotten Em words and bonds.. C Em Dm and the ink stains that have dried up on some line.. that keeps you in the back roads by the rivers of my memory.. G C Em C Em that keeps you ever gentle on my mind. #2. C Em C It's not clinging to the rocks and ivy planted on Em Dm their columns now, that binds me. Or something that somebody said because they thought G C Em C Em we fit together, walking. C Em It's just knowing that the world will not be C Em C Em cursing or forgiving when I walk along some railroad track Dm and find... that you're moving on the back roads by the rivers of my memory.. G C Em C Em and for hours you're just gentle on my mind. #3. C# Fm C# Well, I dip my cup of soup back from the gurgling crackling Fm D#m caldron in some train yard. My beard a roughening coal pile and a dirty hat pulled low G# C# Fm C# Fm across my face. C# Fm C# Fm Through cupped hands round a tin can..I pretend I hold you to my D#m breast and find... that you're waving from the back roads, by the river of my memory, G# C# ever smiling ever gentle on my mind. A sixties smash from Kraziekhat.