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intermediate"Green, Green Rocky Road" in drop D tuning.  
When I was 14 years old I heard this song played by Dave Van Ronk.  He was a true trailblazer for the fingerpicking world.  He not only had a handle on the traditional end of the blues but also was a virtuoso who arranged many great piano pieces that changed the horizon of many guitarists yet to come.  Here's a link to this "late great legend".
   
Once again the bass line is almost entirely 6, 4.  Practice making the three chords involved with playing this song.It's easy to go from the D chord to the e-7. Lift your 2nd finge (middle) off the first string, and then move your first finger (index) over to the 5th string 2nd fret.  Leave your 3rd finger(ring) right where it is on the second string 3rd fret.  This is all to say, that if you can find a common note in the two chord changes, you can use the finger being used to play that note they have in common as "ballast", or way to keep your hand on the finger board. instead of lifting up your whole hand between changes.    
   Start off with just your first finger on the third string second fret. Keep that finger there and slowly start committing your third and second fingers until you have  a D chord position in your hands(2nd beat,2nd measure)  Notice on line three, first and second measure, the word "pivot".  This means that you start off with just your 1st finger (index) on the 3rd string 2nd fret, and then commit your other fingers.  As always, take your time, map out the bass line and chord changes, practice.



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version a few times to
get the feel of the tune.
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More to work on this session!
Spike Driver blues (beginner)
Colored Aristocracy  (advanced)
Tune Directory
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