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Drift Away Tab


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                           DRIFT AWAY
                           Dobie Gray

Tab by:omanyen@fusemail.com

  With apologies to Uncle Kracker, the original is still the best.
  I've included two different intros to this song. The original,
  And a much "cleaner", country version. I've included most,( if
  not all ) of the fill-in runs and a few of my own, have fun.

Intro 1 ( original )     h=hammer r=rake \=slide down /=slide up

Intro 2:    


 E                      B
Day after day I'm more confused. 


 E                  F#                        B
Yet I look for the light through the pouring rain.


 E                                     B
You know that's a game that I hate to lose.


C#m                       C#M-D-E
And I'm feelin' the strain,     Ain't it a shame.


Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul,
I want to get lost in your rock & roll,

and drift away.


Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul,

I want to get lost in your rock & roll,

And drift away.


  ( play intro again )

2nd VERSE:

 E                                  B
Beginning to think that I"m wasting time.


E            F#                  B
I don't understand the things I do.


 E                           B
The world outside looks so unkind.


C#m                  C#M-D-E
I'm a countin' on you,     to carry me through.


C#m                       E                      B
And when my mind is free, you know no melody can move me.

--x------6--4---6////13------| X = muff with left thumb
--x------x-------------------| //// = slow slide up

And when I'm feeling blue, 

 E                              F#
the guitars, comin' through to soothe me.    \\=slide way down 

 E                                   B
Thanks for the joy that you've given me.


 E             F#                      B
I want you to know, I believe in your song.


 E                     B
Rythm and ryhme in harmony.


 C#m                C#m-D-E
You'll help me along,     making me strong.


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jfbrown42 wrote on February 11 2007, 08:21 pm

What a great song!

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Craigybabey wrote on May 11 2008, 06:10 am

i think its F#m instead of F# other than that spot on!

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golf513 wrote on June 19 2008, 06:29 pm

it's definitely just an F#. the chord run you have as C#M-D-E should actually be C#m-D#m-E.

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