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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
                               rake=(pull-off)
--4--|--6--|--9--|--6--|--------|------------4-|--9r7--|------0----|
--4--|--7--|--9--|--7--|--4-----|------------4-|--7----|------0----|
--4--|--6--|--9--|--6--|----4---|--------4-4-4-|--8----|------1----|
--4--|--8--|--9--|--8--|------4-|------2-----4-|--9----|------2----|
-----|-----|-----|-----|--------|----4---------|-------|------2----|
-----|-----|-----|-----|--------|--2-----------|-------|--9\0------|


Intro 2:    

----------------------------------------------|-7/9---7-|--12----|
--------7-----9-----7-------------------------|---------|--9-----|
--8--------------------9r8-------------9--0--8|-7/9---8-|--9-----|
--9--9-----9-----9----------9-------7--9-----9|---------|--9-----|
-------------------------------7h9------------|---------|--11----|
----------------------------------------------|---------|--------|

 E                      B
Day after day I'm more confused. 

-------------------------------|
-----5r4-----------------------|
----------6r4------------------|
---------------6r4-------------|
--------------------6\4---2----|
-------------------------------|

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

-------------------------------|
--5r4--5r4--5r4----12h14r12----|
-------------------------------|
-------------------------------|
-------------------------------|
-------------------------------|

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


--7---9-9/11--12--11--9--7--|--4--|
----------------------------|--5--|
--8---9-9/11--11--11--9--8--|--6--|
----------------------------|--6--|
----------------------------|--4--|
----------------------------|-----|

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.

----------------------|
----------------------|
----------------------|
----------------------|
--2---4r2-----------2-|
-----------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.


------------------|-----------------------------------|
--2r0-----------0-|-----------------------------------|
-------1-----1----|-----------------------------------|
----------2-------|-----------------------------------|
------------------|--4/7-7--5-5-4-------2-4-2-------2-|
------------------|----------------2h4---------4-2----|

  ( play intro again )

2nd VERSE:

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

--7r4r0---------------------|
---------7-4----------------|
--------------7r6r4---------|
---------------------6-4-2--|
----------------------------|
----------------------------|

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

-------7-------9---------11---------9----12--|
---------------------------------------------|
--6/8-----8/9------9/11-------8/9--------13--|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|

 E                           B
The world outside looks so unkind.


--7---9---9/11---9----7---9---7--|--4--|
---------------------------------|--5--|
--8---9---9/11---9----8---9---8--|--6--|
---------------------------------|--6--|
---------------------------------|--4--|
---------------------------------|-----|

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

 ( CHORUS )

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

-------------------------12--|
--5--4-----------------------|
--x------6--4---6////13------| X = muff with left thumb
--x------x-------------------|
--x------x-------------------| //// = slow slide up
--x------x-------------------|

 C#m
And when I'm feeling blue, 

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


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


-----11-----9-----7-------12--|
------------------------------|
--11-----9-----8-----/13------|
------------------------------|
------------------------------|
------------------------------|

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


--7r4r0------------------------|
---------7--4---------------5--|
---------------7\6r4-----4-----|
----------------------6--------|
-------------------------------|
-------------------------------|

 E                     B
Rythm and ryhme in harmony.

----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
--6r4-----------------------------|
-------6--4-----6r4---------------|
-------------6-------6-----6---4--|
------------------------7---------|

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


( CHORUS )


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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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