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    Drift Away

    by Dobie Gray

    as performed by Rod Stewart

     

    Play chords for two measures unless noted.

     

    Strum: D B D DU UD D DU

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

     

     

    Intro Riff

     

    G                                          D

        Day after day I'm more confused

    G                                                        D

         So I look for the light in the pouring rain

    G                                                           D

         You know that's a game that I hate to lose

    Em                               G

           I'm feelin' the strain, ain't it a shame

     

    Chorus:

           D

    Oh, give me the beat, boys, to soothe my soul

        A                                                        G

    I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away

            D

    Oh, give me the beat, boys, to soothe my soul

       A                                                          G

    I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away

     

    Transition:

    D  A  G  A  D

    D DU UD DU UD DU

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    G                                                    D

       Beginning to think that I'm wastin' time

    G                                                 D

       I don't understand the things I do

    G                                              D

        The world outside looks so unkind

    Em                               G

          I'm countin' on you   to carry me through

     

    Chorus

     

    Transition:

    G     G/F#  Em    A     G   G/F#

    D   D U   U D   D U   U B   B

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

     

    Em

    And when my mind is free

    G                                    D

    You know a melody can move me

    Em

         And when I'm feelin' blue

    G                                                A

        The guitar's comin' through to soothe me

    G                                                           D

         Thanks for the joy that you've given me

    G                                                          D

         I want you to know I believe in your song

    G                                                 D

         Rhythm and rhyme and harmony

    Em                             G

          You help me along   makin' me strong

     

    End Chorus (repeat 4x)

           D

    Oh, give me the beat, boys, to soothe my soul

        A                                                        G (x2)

    I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away

     

    End on D

     


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.