I couldn’t let Pete Seeger week pass without writing up this song in some form. In the spirit of the song I’ve kept the arrangement super simple. I go through the verse three times. Getting more strident each time.
First Time Through
I’m just playing the melody. Picking it out with my thumb.
Second Time Through
Harmonising the melody. I’m picking this with my thumb on the lower string and index finger on the higher string.
Third Time Through
Playing the melody back with the chords. I’m just using my thumb here. Strumming up to the melody note.