Martin, Dean - Gentle On My Mind Lyrics




It's knowing that your door is always open and your path is free to walk
That makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag rolled up and stashed behind your couch
And it's knowing I'm not shackled by forgotten words and bonds
And the ink stains that have dried up on some line
That keeps you in the back roads by the rivers of my memory
That keeps you ever gentle on my mind

It's not clinging to the rocks and ivy planted on their columns now that binds me
Or something that somebody said because they thought we fit together walking
It's just knowing that the world will not be cursing or forgiving
when I walk along some railroad track by the rivers of my memory
And for hours you're just gentle on my mind

Well I dip my cup of soup back from the gurgling crackling cauldron in some train yard
My beard a roughening coal pile and a dirty hat pulled low across my face

Cupped hands 'round a tin can
I pretend I hold you to my breast and find that you're waving
from the back roads by the river of my memory
Ever smiling ever gentle on my mind





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  1. Hippo Crates

    Big hit in the UK in 1969.

  2. zaggy3110

    This song was sampled by Heinz Vukovar
    https://soundcloud.com/user-883500354/heinz-vukovar-the-rise-and-fall-of-gnana-pragasam

  3. Peace World

    It's knowin' that your door is always open
    And your path is free to walk
    That makes me tend to leave my sleepin' bag
    Rolled up and stashed behind your couch
    And it's knowin' I'm not shackled
    By forgotten words and bonds
    And the ink stains that have dried upon some line
    That keeps you in the back roads
    By the rivers of my memory
    That keeps you ever gentle on my mind
    It's not clingin' to the rocks and ivy
    Planted on their columns now that bind me
    Or something that somebody said because
    They thought we fit together walkin'
    It's just knowing that the world
    Will not be cursing or forgiving
    When I walk along some railroad track and find
    That you're movin' on the back roads
    By the rivers of my memory
    And for hours you're just gentle on my mind

  4. Paul Gibbett

    2020 and still sounds ace.

  5. Russell Jones

    Wow what a singer

  6. leena Rose

    2020 and still going very strong

  7. leena Rose

    This is the onley man that can sing this song 👍

    seamyth

    Wrong! Glenn Campbell version far better

  8. Iris Stevens

    My heart still sings .Dean .music and voice lives on xxx

  9. ariel guarino

    Great !!!

  10. Achtung utterance of warning

    No one does this song like Elvis his got soul through the whole song

  11. Zaren Cachia

    You're a gentleman

  12. BlueBoy110311

    I love this song, bring so much good mood, and I know this song so long. Every Day after Job, I play this song, and I feel soooo good. Still listening December 5th 2019

  13. pask saxorum

    Grande Dino

  14. Jorge Mario Rodas

    I like this song and miss the class Dean Martin had. No one of today's singers has it really. He sang so naturally without gimmicks just pure talent. My faorite version of this song.

  15. Talent rennais

    Cadeau... De Noël

  16. Darren Haynes

    166 deaf people

  17. voodo 8

    Still listening, November 2019

    Christine Fox

    voodo 8 January 2020 .

  18. ariel guarino

    Wonderful !!

    Peter Argyriou

    ariel guarino it is

  19. Ramy Trabelsi

    j'appelle ça la france , la france du général de Gaulle

  20. warwick bradbury

    Love this song 🥰

  21. DGSE

    Merci d'arrête d'associer ce morceau avec le nanar OSS

  22. Bob Russell

    Glen Campbell was to Country as Dean Martin was to City. Both made the USA Great. Dean was the voice, Glen was the instrument....

  23. Johann Winkens

    Unvergessen ist seine Musik. Eine schöne Stimme. Musik für schöne Stunden

  24. PATRISIA MENA

    He is so good!!!!!🤗🎶🎵

  25. tjsece

    Best version of this classic by a mile.

    Peter Argyriou

    tjsece bye a 100 miles

  26. Joseph PHP

    Neurchi d'OSS117 on est là

  27. egigol

    For me this is the best version of this song.
    Dean Martin was so great.

  28. Karen Bonkowski

    Talk about bedroom eyes
    He's got bedroom everything

  29. Bal Hervé

    It's knowin' that your door is always open
    And your path is free to walk
    That makes me tend to leave my sleepin' bag
    Rolled up and stashed behind your couch
    And it's knowin' I'm not shackled
    By forgotten words and bonds
    And the ink stains that have dried upon some line
    That keeps you in the back roads
    By the rivers of my memory
    That keeps you ever gentle on my mind
    It's not clingin' to the rocks and ivy
    Planted on their columns now that bind me
    Or something that somebody said because
    They thought we fit together walkin'
    It's just knowing that the world
    Will not be cursing or forgiving
    When I walk along some railroad track and find
    That you're movin' on the back roads
    By the rivers of my memory
    And for hours you're just gentle on my mind
    Though the wheat fields and the clothes lines
    And the junkyards and the highways come between us
    And some other woman's cryin' to her mother
    'Cause she turned and I was gone
    I still might run in silence
    Tears of joy might stain my face
    And the summer sun might burn me till I'm blind
    But not to where I cannot see
    You walkin' on the back roads
    By the rivers flowin' gentle on my mind
    I dip my cup of soup back from a gurglin' cracklin' cauldron
    In some train yard
    My beard a rustlin' coal pile
    And a dirty hat pulled low across my face
    Through cupped hands 'round a tin can
    I pretend to hold you to my breast and find
    That you're waitin' from the back roads
    By the rivers of my memory
    Ever smilin', ever gentle on my mind

  30. Gwendolin Baleinier

    Tu as tué mon frère a Gstaad, tu vas mourir

  31. Jorge Mario Rodas

    I had heard this song by other singers, but for me this one is the best version. Dean's voice is very nice to hear and he sang it with so much feeling, I feel it as I hear it.

    Peter Argyriou

    Jorge Mario Rodas to true

  32. Kubu250

    Niesamowity!

  33. Ray Stewart

    Got to be one o f the best versions of this song..Deano Bambino

  34. Adam Young

    Gangster ish

  35. MrLinoventura

    dino martino....et son whisky !

  36. Gerwyn Evans

    Like the Glen Campbell and the latest cover by Alison Krauss but THIS is the best version of the John Hartford classic

  37. Graham Davies

    What a tune it always puts a smile on my face jst can't wait to hear it again

  38. Cheryl-Ann Ziervogel

    The humming goes right through me..Divine Dino😎😍😎😍😎😍

  39. Danielle O'Neill

    Mr cool .rip dean

  40. Joseph Landrut

    It was 1974 when I first listened to Dean sing this song, which caused me to remember there is no place like home.

  41. genehenrylindgren

    I'm sorry but this is a crime

  42. Joe Mcardle

    The man with the velvet voice, terrific.

  43. Frank Illing

    Er war der beste.

  44. Darius Watchmaker

    Amazing song🎶🎵🎺🎷🎸🎶🎶

  45. Dbkilleur

    1:12 my favorite moment

  46. Thomas Kluz

    Rat packer, leave Glen's song alone. Stick to the croonables,

  47. juhel georges

    Un génie le variéty show dean martin est irrésistible

  48. MrBigdaftdave

    DEANO you were a magnificent bastard

  49. Frank bastien

    That song is a pretty good practice for anyone who wants to learn singing, as many crooner's song from between the 50's or 70's.

    But what makes Dean Martin's singer talent so special can be perceived in the slight stutter he makes at 1:18 on the word "railroad". Damn that one is a pretty good embodiment of a real crooner’s voice warmness. It is so hard to reproduce.

  50. littlenoften littlenoften

    Hats off to Dean

  51. TMaria3004

    Kalkofe liebt den Song auch. Neulich gelaufen im Blauen Salon, Somuncu. Top.

  52. Peter Wilson

    Amazing just bloody amazing,

  53. 1971andymac

    Walking to church from white city my pops singing this why I didn’t appreciate this at the time I will never know

  54. Darius Watchmaker

    Timeless classic

  55. Maria Diva

    💕🌷🎶Ámor meu 💕Dean Martin💋💋💋💋💋💋💕

  56. 1971andymac

    Cool Is not a cool enough word for this icon

    Served With Honor

    I completely and totally agree!!!

  57. Joseph Landrut

    Many things are Gently on my mind

  58. Darius Watchmaker

    One of the all time best songs by Deno♬♪♫

  59. Willy Magill

    I loue him

  60. michela Ciriello

    But i love too ELVIS RENDITION ,,!!!!♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥

  61. Wong Top Channel

    you nail it Dean

  62. Ian Clay

    My dad's health has deteriorated, when I see him I play this song.Truly Dean Martin you are an inspiration, it's remarkable to watch my dad come back from a haze.

  63. Joseph Landrut

    Having listened to dean singing for the past 49 years and we have both experienced out living a son we loved My some was killed in a late night traffic accident and deans son was lost as he flew through the air in and crash but no doubt both our sons are in in the spirit world dimension remembering happy and sad times.

  64. gold maple

    Oh what a darling Dean singing a Glen campbell classic.

  65. IAN DICKSON

    Love this song just I loved dean he was one of the the great personalities of the world of entertainers never get another

  66. Pito Love

    -John Hartford❤️ (original writer/singer) 2nd best version. Imo
    -Glen Campbell
    -Dean Martin
    -Lucinda Williams** ❤️ Her version most!!

  67. Zorro Vitale

    Would have been forever thankful just to have shaken his hand once. God blessed us with you Dean.

    Cullins Service

    Most definitely

  68. Uno Honcho

    Doesn't even come close to Glen Campbell's version... sounds like karaoke

  69. Helge Valama

    Hes best, song!!!

  70. Matthias Drewenstedt

    they just dont make SUPERSTARS like DEAN anymore , evergreens , just the best of music and people , poor is the world without stars like DEAN MARTIN and so many others .

  71. Hexenwahn

    Ravi d'avoir une secrétaire aussi jolie

    Talent rennais

    Je ne suis pas votre secrétaire!
    Vous êtes la secrétaire de qui alors?

  72. Left on third base holding a catcher's mitt

    there is a swagger, an old classic and classy swagger that is incomparable

  73. Joseph Landrut

    This song takes me back to Sydney Australia 1972. memories are Golden

  74. Joseph Landrut

    Great story for past emories.

  75. Michael Barry

    Truly a great version, from the maestro

  76. Joseph Landrut

    Every time we reincarnate we play a different part in the theatre of life; socially minded or otherwise.

  77. Emanuel Tarrasch

    better than Elvis

  78. Alex Waters

    My nan is Italian and this just reminds me of her so much...the weekends I spent round hers and a dean Martin album on all day!!!

  79. Nicolas Owen

    Simply sublime.

  80. Bianca Bagnolet

    c'est trop génial 👍

  81. D Dams

    J'écoute 😎

  82. IAN DICKSON

    What a great voice love this song by the one an only dean martin you will never get another from wid

  83. MrLinoventura

    chanson qui a fait la fortune de Dino Martino !

  84. michael mcginty

    just class

  85. Sally Goldstein

    Love it 😍

  86. bodghaya108

    Glen Campell hatte mehr Herzblut drinne',trotzdem nicht schlecht,Dean Martin.Danke für's reinstellen.

  87. Moumita Banerjee

    I admit Courtney Burks comment that the music which we are listening now adays are not be compared with the musi c that were established in the.40's and50"s by legendary singers likeMr. DeanMartin ,Frank Sinatra Perry Como,NatKing Cole and Of course Mr.Elvis Presley.

  88. Pam Molloy

    this used to be on every pub juke box years ago.I just can't imagine suave dinner suited Deano as a hobbo in a dirty hat drink soup out of a tin can in some trainyard.

  89. mtc2300

    Ensomhedens Gade nummer 9 :)

  90. David McAdam

    Class that has no equal today

  91. Darren Avilez

    XXX Xx.. Still.... Listening, if anyone has got a tin can.......

  92. Sturdy_Shovel

    Gotta love them Italians

  93. атеист -хамид-HAMID

    somebody said because they thought we fit together walking...

  94. Patrick Ward

    Underrated

  95. Thomas Watt

    Heard this as a young punk,now enjoy listening to this more and more.will they still be singing the songs or grunts of today in 40 years time.somehow i think not

  96. B-Prod - Bastien03

    Comment est votre blanquette ?

  97. Audrey M.

    On a frôlé la catastrophe ! Excellent song, so much elegance 👍