by Rudy Mancuso & Maia Mitchell • Lesson #138 • Mar 6, 2018
Here’s my guitar lesson:
And here’s the official music video if you want to jam along. I dig it!
Print-friendly Song Sheet
This is one of my few lessons that doesn't have a printable song sheet / PDF available. If you'd like to request I make one, let me know... it's always great to hear which lessons have the most interest.
The entire song uses a F-Am progression (with a D-minor thrown in a few times as a transitional chord).
Barre chords: Slightly simplified: E ––––––––––––––––– E –––––––––––––1––– B –––––––––––––6––– B ––––––––1––––3––– G –––2–––––––––7––– G –––2––––2––––2––– D –––3––––7––––7––– D –––3––––2––––0––– A –––3––––7––––5––– A –––3––––0–––––––– E –––1––––5–––––––– E –––1––––––––––––– F Am Dm F Am Dm
Timing-wise, understand this is the counting. 8 counts on each chord.
F Am 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
When the D-minor is occasionally used, it happens on the final 2 counts before the A-minor:
F Dm Am 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Main riff tab
Play the main riff like this:
E –––––––––––––––––– E –––––––––––––––––– B –––––––––––––––––– B –––––––––––––––––– G ––––––––2–x–––2––– G ––––––––-––––––––– D ––––––––3–x–––3––– x4 D ––––––––7–x–––7––– x4 A ––––––––3–x–––3––– A ––––––––7–x–––7––– E ––1––––––––––––––– E ––5––––––––––––––– F Am
If you want to simplify the A-minor, play it like this:
E –––––––––––––––––– E –––––––––––––––––– B –––––––––––––––––– B –––––––(1)x––––––– G ––––––––2–x–––2––– G ––––––––2–x–––2––– D ––––––––3–x–––3––– x4 D ––––––––2–x–––2––– x4 A ––––––––3–x–––3––– A ––0––––––––––––––– E ––1––––––––––––––– E –––––––––––––––––– F Am
When the D-minor comes in, do this:
E –––––––––––––––––– E –––––––(1)x––––––– E –––––––––––––––––– B –––––––––––––––––– B ––––––––3–x–––3––– B –––––––(1)x––––––– G ––––––––2–x–––2––– G ––––––––2–x–––2––– G ––––––––2–x–––2––– D ––––––––3–x–––3––– x3 D ––0––––––––––––––– x1 D ––––––––2–x–––2––– x4 A ––––––––3–x–––3––– A –––––––––––––––––– A ––0––––––––––––––– E ––1––––––––––––––– E –––––––––––––––––– E –––––––––––––––––– F Dm Am
That’s all you need!
Thanks for reading! I hope this helped you.
Enjoy my lessons? Buy me a beer!
If this and my other lessons have proven helpful to you, please consider making a one-time donation to my tip jar. Contributions of any amount help make this project possible (including the many, many hours I put into it).
Subscribe to my YouTube channel
Be sure to never miss a lesson by subscribing on YouTube. I put out 2-3 new videos every week. These include full song lessons, as well as covers, practice tips, behind-the-scenes updates. Thanks!
November 28, 2022
November 22, 2022
November 10, 2022
November 2, 2022
October 23, 2022
October 15, 2022
Browse my all lessons
By lesson type
- Strumming & Rhythm
- Walk-Ups & Walk-Downs
- Learning Barre Chords
- Travis Picking
- Learning Chords
By musical genre
By musical key
By popular artist
- Johnny Cash
- Tyler Childers
- Tom Petty
- Neil Young
- Chris Stapleton
- Willie Nelson
- Guy Clark
- John Prine