to me the half note rest in measures 5 and 9 are really what make it seem like forever. if I play that whole note in 4 and 8 and then pretend like someone is singing backup, like singing it "she'll be coming round the mountain when she comes, when she comes" like I remember hearing it all the time as a kid that whole note makes perfect sense but then to wait those extra 2 beats into 5 and 9 just doesn't feel right. It doesn't feel as bad when I am playing rhythm but it does feel a little tricky to be picking up the singing on the second bass note as opposed to the first bass note in some of the measures.
I like what you added Larry, it sounds good and definitely gives it some depth and hopefully someday my fingers will be able to play it that way.
I am probably over analyzing such a simple song but I figure this is a really good way to get pick the thing apart and see exactly what is going on and use it as a building block to learn more and improve my playing.
From what I have seen of my learning process thus far I can't learn soley by tab nor soley by video. I need them both. the tab is kinda like the schematic of how one would build the song and the video is of someone building it. show me the schematic and then let me listen to what it built and show me how you built it and I get it. Guess its the computer techie in me!