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Candy man.  (standard tuning)
This version of the famous Reverend Gary Davis has been documented in at least three different publications that I've seen. I particularly like the arrangement from Happy Traum.  His tablatures are well thought out and make a direct reference to the recording where he transcribed it from.  
Gary Davis had two versions of this piece.  The one presented here was his simple version that he would use as the accompanyment for his voice.  He also had an instrumental version called "Two Step Candyman" which had many variations and difficult syncopations. I think this version an excellent way to introduce counterpoint in the bass line, and help you develop that independent right hand thumb!!  There are some nice variations that I think you'll find fun. I suggest that you might map out the bass line and the chords first and then slowly add the melody line. Good luck !  Eric



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Where to from here?
going to drop D tuning
drop D practice tune
the cuckoo
candy man
tune directory
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Contact Eric at ericlugosch@yahoo.com