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If You Could Read My Mind Love Chords - Gordon Lightfoot

 
If You Could Read My Mind Love Chords
If You Could Read My Mind:Gordon Lightfoot.
#5 in 1970.

INTRO: A A9 A A9

#1.
A                               Em6/A
If you could read my mind love, what a tale my thoughts could tell.
A                            Em6/A
Just like an old time movie, about a ghost from a wishing well.
A           A9         D                     E              F#m
In a castle dark, or a fortress strong, with chains upon my feet.
D                  A
You know that ghost is me.
D                A/B            B7sus4         E                    A
And I will never be set free as long as I'm a ghost that you can't see.

#2.
A                               Em6/A
If I could read your mind love, what a tale your thoughts could tell.
A                                Em6/A
Just like a paperback novel, the kind that the drugstore sells.
A                  A9             D                    E             F#m
When you reach the part where the heartaches come, the hero would be me.
    D            A
But heroes often fail.
    D                   A/B           B7sus4              E                A
And you won't read that book again, because the ending's just too hard to take.

(INTERLUDE:) A Em6/A (x2)

CHORUS:
A         A9         D                   E                     F#m
I'd walk away like a movie star who gets burned in a three way script.
D            A      D              A/B               B7sus4
Enter number two..a movie queen to play the scene of bringing all the
E                  F#m
good things out in me.
        D                   A
But for now, love, let's be real.
  D                     A/B                    B7sus4             E
I never thought I could act this way, and I've got to say that I just

don't get it.
D                  A/B                   B7sus4                E
I don't know where we went wrong but the feeling's gone and I just
             A
can't get it back.

#3.
A                               Em6/A
If you could read my mind love, what a tale my thoughts could tell.
A                            Em6/A
Just like an old time movie, about a ghost from a wishing well.
A           A9         D                     E              F#m
In a castle dark, or a fortress strong, with chains upon my feet.
    D              A
But stories always end.
    D             A/B                     B7sus4              E
And if you read between the lines, you'll know that I'm just trying
        F#m        D                 A
to understand, the feelings that you lack.
  D                     A/B                  B7sus4
I never thought I could feel this way, and I got to say that
  E
I just don't get it.
D                  A/B                   B7sus4   
I don't know where we went wrong but the feeling's gone
      E                 A      A9 Em6/A  A
and I just can't get it back.

A seventies smash from Kraziekhat.


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About the artist behind If You Could Read My Mind Love Chords:

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr., C.C., O.Ont., (born 17 November 1938) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who achieved international success in folk, country, and popular music. As a singer-songwriter, he came to prominence in the 1960s, and broke through on the international music charts in the 1970s with songs such as "If You Could Read My Mind" (1970), "Sundown" (1974) and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (1976). His songs have been recorded by some of the world's most successful recording artists, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan. Robbie Robertson of The Band declared that Lightfoot was one of his "favourite Canadian songwriters and is absolutely a national treasure."[1]

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