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Gentle On My Mind chords

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Song: Gentle on my mind
Artist: Glen Campbell
Composer: John Hartford
Album: Gentle on my mind

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' on ultimateGuitar.com)
26th May 2017

CAPO: 1st fret (Sounds in the key of Eb)

To add more interest pick an alternating bass pattern on the
4th & 5th strings. On the D chords alternate with a D to A
bass note, on the Em chords alternate with an E to B bass note,
and on the A7 alternate an A to E bass note.

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
D     = xx0232   Em   = 022000
Dmaj7 = xx0222   EmM7 = 021000
D6    = xx0202   Em7  = 020000
                 A7   = x02020


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[Verse 1]
       D               Dmaj7           D6
It's knowing that your door is always open,
         Dmaj7            Em
And your path is free to walk,
      Em               EmM7             Em7
That makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag rolled up,
      A7                  D
And stashed behind your couch,
            D             Dmaj7
And it's knowing I'm not shackled...
             D6              Dmaj7
...by for - gotten words and bonds,
         D                  Dmaj7            Em
And the ink stains that are dried upon some line,
       Em             EmM7
That keeps you in the backroads,
         Em7          A7
By the rivers of my memory,
    Em7             A7          D
It keeps you ever gentle on my mind!

[Verse 2]
           D             Dmaj7
It's not clinging to the rocks and ivy,
   D6             Dmaj7             Em
Planted on their columns, now that bind me,
    Em                   EmM7
Or something that some - body said,
      Em7                    A7             D
Be - cause they thought we'd fit together walking,
            D              Dmaj7               D6
It's just knowing that the world will not be cursing,
Or for - giving,
        D               Dmaj7               Em
When I walk along some railroad track and find...
                Em             EmM7
...That you're moving on the backroads,
         Em7          A7
By the rivers of my memory,
         Em7                A7          D
And for hours you're just gentle on my mind!

[Verse 3]
            D                     Dmaj7
Though the wheat fields, and the clothes -lines,
            D6              Dmaj7               Em
And the junkyards, and the highways, come be - tween us,
           Em           EmM7          Em7
And some other woman's crying to her mother,
             A7                D
'Cause she turned, and I was gone,
    D                 Dmaj7             D6               Dmaj7
I still might run in silence, tears of joy might stain my face,
          D             Dmaj7              Em 
And the summer sun might burn me 'til I'm blind,
    Em             EmM7            Em7              A7
But not to where I cannot see you walking on the backroads,
        Em7             A7          D
By the rivers flowing gentle on my mind!

[Verse 4]
   D            Dmaj7               D6
I dip my cup of soup back from a gurgling,
           Dmaj7            Em
Crackling cauldron in some train yard,
    Em                EmM7
My beard a roughening coal pile,
       Em7              A             D
And a dirty hat pulled low across my face,
          D                      Dmaj7 
Through cupped hands, 'round the tin can,
         D6             Dmaj7               Em
I pre - tend to hold you to my breast, and find...
                 Em               EmM7
...That you're waiting from the backroads,
        Em7           A7
By the rivers of my memories,
        Em7           A7         D
Ever smiling, ever gentle on my mind!

     D   Dmaj7     D6   Dmaj7                    D
||:  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  :||[Repeat]   |  /  ||

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