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If You Could Read My Mind Chords

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Author
Artist: Gordon Lightfoot
Song: If you could read my mind

[Intro] 
A

[Verse 1]
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
A                       D
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
E                   F#m
With chains upon my feet
    D                   A
You know that ghost is me
  D             F#m
And I will never be set free
   Bm7            E              A
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
A                                  D
When you reach the part where the heartaches come
    E              F#m
The hero would be me
  D               A
And heroes often fail
A                       F#m
And you won't read that book again
Bm7                     E              A
Because the ending's just too hard to take


(Middle section)

[Verse 3]
A  G  A  G
A                       D
I'd walk away like a movie star
          F#m                   D
Who gets burned in a three way script
    E            A
And enter number two
  D               F#m
A movie queen to play the scene
Bm7                E                   A
Of bringing all the good things out in me
    D                   A
But for now, love, let's be real
  D                       F#m
I never thought I could act this way
        Bm7                     E
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
  D                F#m
I don't know where we went wrong 
        Bm7
But the feeling's gone
        E                 A
And I just can't get it back


A  G  A  G


[Verse 4]
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
A                       D
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
E                  F#m
With chains upon my feet
    D            A
The story always ends
  D                F#m
And if you read between the lines
        Bm7                E           A
You’ll know that I’m just trying to understand
   D                 A
The feeling that you lack
  D                        F#m
I never thought I could feel this way
         Bm7                E
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
 D                  F#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  

[Outro] 
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daz320 10 Oct 02, 2006 03:34 PM

nice tab, thanks

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damienbelfast 10 Oct 25, 2006 01:22 PM

Not a great tab, check the video out a you tube and you will see that the chords are not correct, don't know why people gave this 5 stars!

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gooza 40 Oct 22, 2007 05:11 AM

Mate, I think you'll find that these chords are correct - as is the key. He plays it with a capo on the 2nd fret. I used no capo when I tabbed this.

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