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  • Fine tune D to Dmaj7 and added Aadd9 at the end.
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If You Could Read My Mind
Gordon Lightfoot  Capo 2          

Gadd9: 320203    Dm9/F: xx3230
A7sus: 002030    Dm/F xx3231  G/B: 020030      D9:   xx0230
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G            Gadd9
If you could read my mind love
Dm/F            Dm9/F
What a tale my thoughts could tell
G            Gadd9
Just like an old time movie
Dm/F                  Dm9/F
'bout a ghost from a wishin' well
G           G7        C
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
     D              Em
With chains upon my feet
    C                  G
You know that ghost is me
    C            G/B
And I will never be set free
   A7sus         D9                    G      Gadd9
As long as I'm a ghost that you can't see

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G          Gadd9
If I could read your mind love
Dm/F              Dm9/F
What a tale your thoughts could tell
G           Gadd9
Just like a paperback novel
Dm/F            Dm9/F 
The kind that drugstores sell
G                  G7                C
When you reach the part where the heartaches come
    D             Em
The hero would be me
    C            G
But heroes often fail
    C                   G/B
And you won't read that book again
  A7sus              D9               (G    Gadd9 Dm/F x 2)
Because the ending's just too hard to take

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Interlude: G   Gadd9  Dm/F    Dm9/F
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G        Gadd9       C
I'd walk away like a movie star
         D                     Em
Who gets burned in a three-way script
C            G
Enter number two
  C              G/B
A movie queen to play the scene
   Am7sus           D9                   Em
Of bringing all the good things out in me
        C                  G
But for now love, let's be real
    C                   G/B
I never thought I could feel this way 
         A7sus             D9
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
C                  G/B
I don't know where we went wrong
        Am7sus               D9                 (G  Gadd9 x2) 
But the feeling's gone and I just can’t get it back

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G            Gadd9
If you could read my mind love
Dm/F            Dm9/F
What a tale my thoughts could tell
G            Gadd9
Just like an old time movie
Dm/F                Dm9/F
'bout a ghost from a wishin' well
G           G7        C
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
     D              Em          C              G
With chains upon my feet    But stories always end
    C             G/B
And if you read between the lines
       A7sus              D9              Em
You'll know that I'm just tryin' to understand
    C                 G
The feelings that you lack
  C                     G/B
I never thought I could feel this way
         A7sus             D9
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
C                  G/B
I don't know where we went wrong
        A7sus
But the feeling's gone
      D9                 G    Gadd9    Dm/F  Dm9/F   G
And I just can't get it back

            
            
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ladegn 10 Apr 13, 2013 08:44 PM

This one is dead on! I went through the first 5 until I found it. Thanks to the author! The Dm/F and Dm9/F cinched it!!!

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stevenreuter1 10 Apr 03, 2017 10:01 PM

This is perfect!! Thanks be to lookrt5!!

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