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Drift Away Tab

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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.


[Intro 1]

  ( original )    
e|--4--|--6--|--9--|--6--|--------|------------4-|--9p7--|------0----|
B|--4--|--7--|--9--|--7--|--4-----|------------4-|--7----|------0----|
G|--4--|--6--|--9--|--6--|----4---|--------4-4-4-|--8----|------1----|
D|--4--|--8--|--9--|--8--|------4-|------2-----4-|--9----|------2----|
A|-----|-----|-----|-----|--------|----4---------|-------|------2----|
E|-----|-----|-----|-----|--------|--2-----------|-------|--9\0------|


[Intro 2]

e|----------------------------------------------|-7/9---7-|--12----|
B|--------7-----9-----7-------------------------|---------|--9-----|
G|--8--------------------9p8-------------9--0--8|-7/9---8-|--9-----|
D|--9--9-----9-----9----------9-------7--9-----9|---------|--9-----|
A|-------------------------------7h9------------|---------|--11----|
E|----------------------------------------------|---------|--------|


[Verse]

 E                      B
Day after day I'm more confused. 

e|-------------------------------|
B|-----5p4-----------------------|
G|----------6p4------------------|
D|---------------6p4-------------|
A|--------------------6\4---2----|
E|-------------------------------|

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

e|-------------------------------|
B|--5p4--5p4--5p4----12h14p12----|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

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


e|--7---9-9/11--12--11--9--7--|--4--|
B|----------------------------|--5--|
G|--8---9-9/11--11--11--9--8--|--6--|
D|----------------------------|--6--|
A|----------------------------|--4--|
E|----------------------------|-----|

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


[Chorus]

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

     E
and drift away.

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|--2---4p2-----------2-|
E|-----------4--2--4----|

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

  F#
I want to get lost in your rock & roll,

     E
And drift away.


e|------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|--2p0-----------0-|-----------------------------------|
G|-------1-----1----|-----------------------------------|
D|----------2-------|-----------------------------------|
A|------------------|--4/7-7--5-5-4-------2-4-2-------2-|
E|------------------|----------------2h4---------4-2----|


[Instrumental]

e|--4--|--6--|--9--|--6--|--------|------------4-|--9p7--|------0----|
B|--4--|--7--|--9--|--7--|--4-----|------------4-|--7----|------0----|
G|--4--|--6--|--9--|--6--|----4---|--------4-4-4-|--8----|------1----|
D|--4--|--8--|--9--|--8--|------4-|------2-----4-|--9----|------2----|
A|-----|-----|-----|-----|--------|----4---------|-------|------2----|
E|-----|-----|-----|-----|--------|--2-----------|-------|--9\0------|


[Verse 2]

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

e|--7p4p0---------------------|
B|---------7-4----------------|
G|--------------7p6p4---------|
D|---------------------6-4-2--|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

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

e|-------7-------9---------11---------9----12--|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|--6/8-----8/9------9/11-------8/9--------13--|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

 E                           B
The world outside looks so unkind.


e|--7---9---9/11---9----7---9---7--|--4--|
B|---------------------------------|--5--|
G|--8---9---9/11---9----8---9---8--|--6--|
D|---------------------------------|--6--|
A|---------------------------------|--4--|
E|---------------------------------|-----|

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


[Chorus]

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

     E
and drift away.

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|--2---4p2-----------2-|
E|-----------4--2--4----|

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

  F#
I want to get lost in your rock & roll,

     E
And drift away.


e|------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|--2p0-----------0-|-----------------------------------|
G|-------1-----1----|-----------------------------------|
D|----------2-------|-----------------------------------|
A|------------------|--4/7-7--5-5-4-------2-4-2-------2-|
E|------------------|----------------2h4---------4-2----|


[Bridge]

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

e|-------------------------12--|
B|--5--4-----------------------|
G|--x------6--4---6////13------| X = muff with left thumb
D|--x------x-------------------|
A|--x------x-------------------| //// = slow slide up
E|--x------x-------------------|

 C#m
And when I'm feeling blue, 

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


e|--14\\----12\\----11\\----9\\----------7--|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--15\\----13\\----11\\----9\\----5/8------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
 
 E                                   B
Thanks for the joy that you've given me.


e|-----11-----9-----7-------12--|
B|------------------------------|
G|--11-----9-----8-----/13------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

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


e|--7p4p0------------------------|
B|---------7--4---------------5--|
G|---------------7\6p4-----4-----|
D|----------------------6--------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

 E                     B
Rythm and ryhme in harmony.

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--6p4-----------------------------|
D|-------6--4-----6p4---------------|
A|-------------6-------6-----6---4--|
E|------------------------7---------|

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


[Chorus]

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

     E
and drift away.

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|--2---4p2-----------2-|
E|-----------4--2--4----|

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

  F#
I want to get lost in your rock & roll,

     E
And drift away.


e|------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|--2p0-----------0-|-----------------------------------|
G|-------1-----1----|-----------------------------------|
D|----------2-------|-----------------------------------|
A|------------------|--4/7-7--5-5-4-------2-4-2-------2-|
E|------------------|----------------2h4---------4-2----|


************************************

| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up
| \  Slide down

************************************
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jfbrown42 55 Feb 11, 2007 08:21 PM

What a great song!

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Craigybabey 10 May 11, 2008 06:10 AM

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

+4 reply
golf513 10 Jun 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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