Following on from The Queen is Dead on Tuesday, here’s an arrangement of the song that kicks off the track, Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty. It was written during World War I and has a bunch of music hall features. Including the perfect opportunity to bust out your triplet strum in bars 21 and 25. Here I’m using this method:
Down with index finger
Down with thumb
Up with index finger
I’ve also given it a ‘whoops, have a banana’ (or ‘shave and a haircut, two bits‘ if you’re American) ending because I couldn’t resist.
It’s fairly tricky to play. But there is plenty of scope for simplifying. You can play bars 29-31 (i.e. the ones I screw up in the video) like this: