If You Could Read My Mind
Gordon Lightfoot

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Midi 4(A124)  Midi 5(D128)  Midi 6(D120)
Midi 7(A120)*harp
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|   If you could re | ad my mind love | what a ta le my thou | ughts could tell. |
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| Just like an old time movie, | íbout a ghost from a | wishiní well. |
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| In a castle dark | or a for | tress strong with chains | upon m  y feet, |      you |
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| know that ghost i s me. |   And I will never be | set free   as | long as Iím a gho |
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| ost  that you canít see. |     |     |  If I could read | your mind love, |
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| what a ta le yo ur | thoughts could tell. | Just like a pa | perback novel, |
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| the kind the bo ok | stores sell. | When you reach the part | where the heart |
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| aches come the | he ro would be me. |     But | heroes   often fail. |   And |
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| you wonít read that | book again  be | cause the endingís just | too ha rd to take. |

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| Iíd walk away | like a mov | ie star who gets | burned in a three way script. |     |
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| Enter number two |    a | movie queen to play | the scene of | bringing all the |
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| good things out in me. |  But for | now lo ve, letís be real. |     I |
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| never thought I could | act this way and Iíve | got to say that I | just donít get it. |
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|  I donít know where we | went wrong but the | feelinís gone  and I |
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| just canít ge et it back. |

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|     |      |  If you could re | ad my mind love, | what a ta le my tho |
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| ughts could tell. | Just like an old | time movie, | íbout a ghost from a
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| wishiní well. |  In a castle dark |    or a fort | ress strong   with chains |
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| upon m y feet, |    but | stories always end. |    And if you read between |
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 | the lines, youíll | know that Iím just try | iní to unde r stand  |
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|     the | fe elinís that you lack. |     I | never thought I could |
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| feel this way and Iíve | got to say that I | just don't get it   |
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|  I donít know where we | went wrong but the | feelinís gone and I |
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| just canít ge et it back. |

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