Mudcat Café message #2193210 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13597   Message #2193210
Posted By: GUEST,LeeM
13-Nov-07 - 10:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Drifting Too Far from the Shore
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Drifting Too Far From Shore
Drifting Too Far From the Shore was written by my great uncle Charles E. Moody. I knew him as 'Uncle Earnest'and saw him at family reunions in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. If you are interested in knowing more about C.E. Moody, and his body of work, I suggest that you contact the Tennessee Folklore Society and request a copy of their 'Bulletin' that had a very detailed article about him. (Published somewhere around 2003. Part biography, with an excellent discography) The gentleman who researched and wrote the article interviewed a number of individuals who knew him well. Among those interviewed was my Mother (his niece)Doris Moody Manis. For the record, my favorite version of the song thus far can be found on Emmie Lou Harris' Angel Band CD.