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Performer: BOONE CREEK (Ricky Skaggs, vocal)
transcribed by Mark Albert 
Traditional 

DRIFTING TOO FAR FROM THE SHORE 

CHORD CHART (capo 4, 3/4 time)

INTRO
|G |D |G |G |G |

VERSE
|G |D |G |G |D |D |G |G |G |G |C |Am |G |D |G |G |

CHORUS
|C |C |G |G |D |D |G |G |G |G |G |C |C |G |D |G |G |


G          D        G
Out on the perilous deep
       D              G
Where danger silently creeps
     G                 C    Am
And storm so violently sweeping
G                   D            G
You're drifting too far from the shore


C                         G
Drifting too far from the shore
       D                          G
You're drifting too far from the shore
        G                                C
Come to Jesus today let him show you the way
        G           D            G
You're drifting too far from the shore


G   D   G 


G         D            G
Today the tempest rolls high
     D                     G
And clouds o'ershadow the sky
     G                  C    Am
Sure death is hovering nigh
       G            D             G
You're drifting too far from the shore


C                         G
Drifting too far from the shore
       D                          G
You're drifting too far from the shore
        G                                C
Come to Jesus today let him show you the way
        G           D            G
You're drifting too far from the shore


    G      D        G
Why meet a terrible fate
D                  G
Mercies abundantly wait
     G                    C   Am
Turn back before it's too late
       G             D           G
You're drifting too far from the shore


C                         G
Drifting too far from the shore
       D                          G
You're drifting too far from the shore
        G                                C
Come to Jesus today let him show you the way
        G           D            G
You're drifting too far from the shore



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