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Alison Krauss - Gentle On My Mind (Chord)
Album: Windy City (2017)
Submitter: cotswoldkid (270) on 7/9/18
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Gentle On My MInd.
Alison Krauss.
Album: Windy City.

Intro: Cmaj7
Cmaj7                                      
It's knowing that your door is always open,
    Am7                  Dm7
And your path is free to walk,
Dm7                                     Aaug
That makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag,
Dm7           G7                  Cmaj7
Rolled up and stashed behind your couch.

Cmaj7
And it's knowing I'm not shackled, 
Cmaj7
By forgotten words and bonds,
        Am7                                  Dm7
And the ink stains that are dried up on some line,
Dm7
That keeps you in the back roads,
       Dm7          G7
By the rivers of my memory,
    Dm7            G7           Cmaj7 G
And keeps you ever gentle on my mind.
       
Cmaj7
It's not clinging to the rocks and ivy,
Cmaj7                             Dm7
Planted on their columns now that bind me,
Dm7                         Aaug
Or something that somebody said,
        Dm7             G7            Cmaj7
Because they thought we fit, together walking.

Cmaj7
It's just knowing that the world,
Cmaj7
Will not be cursing or forgiving,
                                      Dm7      Am7
When I walk along some railroad track and find,
            Dm7                 Aaug
That you're moving on the back roads,
       Dm7          G7
By the rivers of my memory,
        Dm7               G7           Cmaj7
And for hours you're just gentle on my mind.

Cmaj7              
Though the wheat fields and the clothes lines,
Cmaj7                     Am7                   Dm7
And the junkyards and the highways come between us,
Dm7                                  Aaug
And some other woman's crying to her mother,
Dm7       G7                 Cmaj7       
Cause she turned and you were gone.

Cmaj7
I still might run in silence,
Cmaj7
Tears of joy might stain my face,
        Am7                                Dm7   Am7 
And the summer sun might burn me until I'm blind,
Dm7
But not to where I cannot see.
    Dm7                 G7
You walking on the back roads.
       Dm7                         Cmaj7
By the rivers flowing gentle on my mind.

Cmaj7                        
You dip your cup of soup, back from a gurgling,
              Am7             Dm7
Crackling cauldron, in some train yard,
Dm7                          Aaug                           
Your beard a roughening coal pile,
Dm7             G7                    Cmaj7
And a dirty hat pulled low across your face.

Cmaj7
Through cupped hands 'round the tin can,
  Am7                                  Dm7
I pretend to hold you to my breast and find,
Dm7
That you're waiting from the back roads,
       Dm7          G7
By the rivers of my memories,
     Dm7           G7           Cmaj7
Ever smiling, ever gentle on my mind.

 
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