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Drifting Too Far from the Shore [core]

Out on the 5 perilous 1 deep
Where 5 dangers silently 1 creep
And storms so violently 4 sweep
You're 1 drifting too 5 far from the 1 shore

4 Drifting too far from the 1 shore
You're 5 drifting too far from the 1 shore
Come to Jesus today, Let Him show you the 4 way...
You're 1 drifting too 5 far from the 1 shore

Today the tempest rolls high
And clouds o'er shadow the sky
Sure death is hovering nigh
You're drifting too far from the shore

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

Available in these books:

Get Started Plus: Core Songs Edition
100 songs and our acclaimed play-by-ear learning method.
Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
The first two books feature large-print lyrics (20-point type) and include chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

...and on these CDs:

Five CDs, 100 songs. Recordings from the Abbott family and their friends.
Listen to sample tracks.

The MP3 collection has all 100 songs on one CD for a discount. See details.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.