If your fiddle buddy wants the first break then I’d give it up, after-all this is a fiddle tune. Then he could have 2 or 3 breaks with Larry’s mando following, then your guitar break following , then mine following him again.
When I first started learning to play this at slower speeds it reminded me of a Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western melody…is pretty haunting on the A part at slower speeds, would go perfect in Fist full of Dollars or The Good The Bad & The Ugly ( What a great name for a Trio Bluegrass group hunh?).
This song at the end of the day is really super fun to pass along in a bluegrass jam, especially when you play second to a fiddle and give it room to do what it wants…fiddle really makes this dude sound right!
This is one of those fiddle tunes where although it gets “fast” one has to really concentrate on their phrasing. Most fiddle tunes played on guitar just blow through notes so quick that phrasing is not as important, however this one is all about the phrasing in my mind vs. blowing it out of the water at 240 beats/min.
Oh, and take your time, I started this one with not much emphasis on getting something going quick but instead figured it’d be a nice addition for folks on this site to use as a backing track/reference.