Since the Peggy Sue interview I’ve had a steady stream of requests to do this song and I’ve finally caved. There’s a lot going on in the song so no blather.
There’s quite a lot of dissonance in the chords. The Fadd9 has an F, G and Ab in – three notes in the space of four frets. C7M isn’t a discord by itself, but the B note doesn’t belong in the key of Fm so it sounds really nasty in context (F – B is the Devil’s Interval).
For the first part of the song the strumming is:
d – d u – u d u
- u d u – u d u
When the extra C chord comes in use the first bar once for the C5 and C chords.
Then in verse 2 the chords come at twice the rate. For which you can use this strum:
Apart from the single strum section, that should see you through the strumming.
The time signature switches to 6/8 in the middle for this little bit:
Requested by J-Hob, Francesca and a few dozen people called Sophie.