Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
Verse 1PerhCaps it's the color of the sun cut flat C/B An' covAm'rin' the crossroadsD I'm standing at, Or mayCbe it's tC/Bhe weatheAmr or somethingF like that, C But mamCa, you been on my mind. G C G I dCon't mean trouble, please don't put me down or get upsetC/B, I Amam not pleadinD' or sayin', "I can't forget you." I Cdo not walC/Bk the floorAm bowed down an' bFent, but yet, C CMama, you been on myG mind. C
Verse 2same as verse one) Even though my mind is hazy an' my thoughts they might be narrow, Where you been don't bother me nor bring me down in sorrow. It don't even matter to me where you're wakin' up tomorrow, But mama, you're just on my mind.
Interludesame as verse
Verse 3same as verse 1,2) I am not askin' you to say words like "yes" or "no," Please understand me, I got no place for you t' go. I'm just breathin' to myself, pretendin' not that I don't know, Mama, you been on my mind.
Verse 4When you wake up in the mornin', baby, look inside your mirror. You know I won't be next to you, you know I won't be near. I'd just be curious to know if you can see yourself as clear As someone who has had you on his mind.