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Drift Away- Dobie Gray

Tabbed by: Nathan DeYoung- This is my first tab, but I felt like there should be a better lead guitar tab on
record for this song. Some parts may not be exact.There is a lot of dead space since the his voice carries the
song. I recommend listening to the recording to get the timing. Please feel free to comment with suggestions.

Tuning: Standard

[Intro] Finger picking backwards rolls. There are some youtube clips on this intro that are semi helpful
to get the idea.
      B        F#      E        F#       B       F#7sus
e|-------------2--------4--------2-----------------------------------------------|
B|----4----------2--------5--------2-----4--------------------------------------|
G|------4----------3--------4--------3-----4-----------4---4--------------------|
D|--------4-------------2--------------------4-------2--------------------------|
A|----2----------------------------------2---------4-----2----------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------2------------------------------|

[Verse 1] lead guitar
          Day after day I'm more confused,
e|---/9-7------------------------/4--p2----7---------------------------------|
B|---/9-7------------------------/4--------9p7---7-----7\5-------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------8p6---6\4-------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    and I look for the light in the pouring rain.
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------5p4--5p4--4-4--------------|
G|------------------------------------------------6p4--6p4--4-4--------------|
D|------------------------------------------------6p4--6p4--4-4-4h6----------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   You know its a game I hate to lose,
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------16-18-20-21-20-18---------------------|
D|-------------------------------------13-14-16-18-16-14---------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    now I'm feelin the strain,             aint it a shame?
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------18-20-21--------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------14-16-18--------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Chorus]
2nd guitar here but the lead guitar doesn't play much here I suggest adding a strong twang effect pedal
     Oh,      give me the beat boys to free my soul,
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2---------------------------------------------2-4---------------------|
A|---4---2-----------------------------------------------2-------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    I wanna get lost in your Rock-n-Roll and    drift away.
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------2b2-----------2b2--|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------4-2-----2------|
E|----------------------------------------2-4-0---------------------4-2--------|

   oh, give me the beat boys to free my soul,
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----2--------------------------------------2-4-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------2---------------------------|

   I wanna get lost in your Rock-n-Roll and    drift away.
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------2-4b-4-2-------2--2-4b-4-2--------2/4-2----|
E|----------------------------------------2-4-0------------------------2b-4--------------2b-4------------|
                                                          (this part is muddyish just end on the 2 to 4 slide)

Repeat intro for bridge with a clean tone .... and then keep going.

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| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up
| \  Slide down
| h  Hammer-on
| b  Bend

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