Gentle On My Mind chords & lyrics

by The Band Perry

  • Gentle On My Mind was first recorded by Glen Campbell on May 17, 1967. It was released on the 19th June, 1967 from the album of the same name.
  • The Band Perry version of the song was recorded in 2014 for the soundtrack of the Glen Campbell documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me. The band won a Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance in 2015.
  • Music: C Major in 2/2 time at a moderately bright tempo - 107 bpm
  • Chords: C, Cmaj7, C6, Dm, Dm6, Dm7, G7, F, Bdim7
  • Please Note: If you are playing with the video you will need a capo on the 1st fret as the song key is C# with a few tricky chords.

Gentle On My Mind by The Band Perry

Capo on 1 if playing with video

Intro: 2/2
     |   C   |   C   |   C   |   C   |      

          C                Cmaj7           C6
1. It's know-ing that your door is al-ways o-pen
            Cmaj7            Dm
   And your path is free to walk
   That makes me tend to leave my sleep-ing bag
                   G7                   C
   Rolled up and stashed be-hind your couch
             C                Cmaj7          C6               Cmaj7
2. And it's know-ing I'm not shackled by for-got-ten words and bonds
            C                                     Dm
   And the ink stains that have dried up on some line
                         Dm7               Dm6           Dm7
   That keeps you in the back roads by the ri-vers of my mem-'ry
         Dm            G7             C
   That keeps you ever gen-tle on my mind

              C              Cmaj7          C6
3. It's not cling-ing to the rocks and ivy plan-ted
            Cmaj7              Dm
   On their co-lumns now that binds me
   Or some-thing that some-bo-dy said
       Dm7                  G7              C
   Be-cause they thought we fit to-ge-ther walk-ing

              C                Cmaj7              C6            Cmaj7
4. It's just know-ing that the world will not be curs-ing or for-giv-ing
           C                                    Dm
   When I walk a-long some rail-road track and find
                              Dm7              Dm6           Dm7
   That you're mov-ing on the back road by the ri-vers of my mem-'ry
            Dm               G7             C
   And for hours you're just gen-tle on my mind
                C                  Cmaj7
5. Though the wheat fields and the clothes lines
            C6                Cmaj7              Dm
   And the junk-yards and the high-ways come be-tween us
   And some other wo-man's cry-in' to her mo-ther
               G7               C 
   'Cause she turned and I was gone

       C                Cmaj7            C6                Cmaj7
6. I still might run in silence tears of joy might stain my face
            C                                  Dm
   And the sum-mer sun might burn me 'til I'm blind
                      Dm7             Dm6             Dm7
   But not to where I can-not see you walk-in' on the back-roads
          Dm               G7             C
   By the ri-vers flow-ing gen-tle on my mind

           C            Cmaj7               C6
7. Well I dip my cup of soup back from the gurgl-ing crackl-ing
   Cmaj7              Dm
   Cauld-ron in some train yard

   My beard a rust-ling coal pile
     Dm7               G7              C
   A dir-ty hat pulled low a-cross my face

             C                  Cmaj7
8. Through cupped hands 'round a tin can
          C6             Cmaj7               Dm
   I pre-tend I hold you  to  my breast and find
                                Dm7               Dm6           Dm7
   That you're wav-ing from the back roads by the ri-vers of my mem-'ry
          Dm            G7             C
   E-ver smil-ing e-ver gen-tle on my mind  

   C6             C
   Gen-tle on my mind    
   C6             C
   Gen-tle on my mind                𝄐 
    F   |  Bdim7  |  C  |        |   C  |           
   Ooh ... Ooh...   Ooh ... yeah...

🗝️ C Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

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