Gentle On My Mind

Words & Music:

Glenn Campbell


     G                                G7

It's knowing that your door is always open

         G               Am

And your path is free to walk,


That makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag

              D7                  G

Rolled-up and stashed behind your couch.


And it's knowing I'm not shackled


By forgotten words and bonds;

        G                                     Am

And the ink stains that have dried if on some line,


That keeps you in the backroads


By the rivers of my mem'ry

      Am             D7          G

That keeps you ever gentle on my mind.


It's not clinging to the rocks and ivy

Planted on the columns now that binds me,

Or something that somebody said

Because they thought we fit together walking.

It's just knowing that the world will not be cursing

Or forgiving when I walk along some railroad track

And find that you are moving on the backroads

By the rivers of my mem'ry

And for hours you're just gentle on my mind.


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