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This tune features 4 guitar layers tuned down a full step from standard tuning. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums the chord progressions throughout the song. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that plays the chord progressions using boom chick strumming with some single note walkups and walkdowns. Guitar 3 is an acoustic guitar tuned to open G a full step down from standard tuning, playing some tasty slide parts. Guitar 4 is a clean electric guitar that plays 2 guitar solos that occur in the song.

The tune starts out with some cool ghost strumming from the acoustic that sets the vibe. The arrangement alternates between a verse progression and a bridge progression.

There's also a key change near the end of the song, as well as a dramatic slowing of the tempo in one section adding some nice contrast in the tune.

This song is all about the story contained in the lyric, and the guitars are used in a supportive role to the vocals.

To play this song using a single guitar, we'll create a composite part using Guitar 2 for rhythm and Guitar 4 for solos.

In the following lessons, we'll talk about a whole step down tuning, cut time feel, open chords and barre chords, boom chick strumming, hybrid picking, acoustic slide guitar and some cool rockabilly/country-influenced lead guitar. We are in the key of C major, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 105 BPM (effectively 210 BPM cut time).