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ADD: If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)

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BALLAD OF THE YARMOUTH CASTLE
BEST YEARS OF HER LIFE
BIG STEEL RAIL
DID SHE MENTION MY NAME
IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
I'M NOT SAYING
IN THE EARLY MORNING RAIN
LOST CHILDREN
THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR LOVING ME
THE EDMUND FITZGERALD


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Moira Loy loy@fabal.com.au 25 Nov 96 - 09:50 PM
len langevin nightowl@islandnet.com 10 Dec 96 - 04:31 AM
John in Brisbane 15 Nov 98 - 08:16 PM
13wolfpuppies 28 Nov 98 - 03:50 AM
dick greenhaus 29 Nov 98 - 06:21 PM
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Subject: Gordon Lightfoot: If you could read my Mind
From: Moira Loy loy@fabal.com.au
Date: 25 Nov 96 - 09:50 PM

Looking for music and words to above song..email as above. Thanks..


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND (G Lightfoot)
From: len langevin nightowl@islandnet.com
Date: 10 Dec 96 - 04:31 AM

Hi Moira...today's your lucky day! Here is IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND in its entirety.

IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
(Gordon Lightfoot)

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

If I could read your mind love, what a tale your thoughts could tell.
Just like a paperback novel, the kind the drug stores sell.
Then you reached the part where the heartaches come, the hero would be me.
But heroes often fail.
And you won't read that book again because the ending's just too hard to take.

I'd walk away like a movie star who gets burned in a three-way script.
Enter number two:
A movie queen to play the scene of bringing all the good things out of me.
But for now, love, let's be real.
I never thought I could feel this way and I've got to say
That I just don't get it.
I don't know where we went wrong, but the feeling's gone
And I just can't get it back.

If you could read my mind love, what a tale my thoughts could tell.
Just like an old time movie, 'bout a ghost from a wishing well.
In a castle dark, or a fortress strong, with chains upon my feet.
But stories always end.
And if you read between the lines, you'd know that I'm just trying to understand the feelings that you lack.
I never thought I could feel this way, but I've got to say
That I just don't get it.
I don't know where we went wrong, but the feelin's gone
And I just can't get it back.

There you go, Moira. Hope this helps you. I have the sheet music for this song, but being a newbie, I don't know how to e-mail it. If you want to send me your address, I could snail mail you a copy of it.

Len Langevin
Duncan, B.C. Canada


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Subject: Mus ADD: If You Could Read My Mind
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 15 Nov 98 - 08:16 PM

Surprised that this is not in DT. Here is the tune - Will wait for another collector to add the lyrics.

Dick, I note that none of Mr Lightfoot's songs in the DT have tunes. Is there a legal problem here?

Regards John

MIDI file: readm_nu.mid

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: A
Tempo: 109 (545455 microsec/crotchet)
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Subject: RE: Mus ADD: If You Could Read My Mind
From: 13wolfpuppies
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 03:50 AM

i have the words, just don't know how to download them in a readable format here.


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Subject: RE: Mus ADD: If You Could Read My Mind
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 06:21 PM

No legal problem that I know of. If someone sends us tunes, we include them. If I'm going to be the source of the tunes, you're stuck with my personal taste, which leans towards the traditional.


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