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Reverend Gary Davis is one of the most influential fingerstyle guitarists in history. This lesson is on one of his most famous songs, Candyman. It uses mostly an alternating bass pattern, although it is inverted from the standard lower string first pattern. Rev. Davis referred to this style as 'old fashioned picking' and felt it was somewhat elementary compared to some of his more complex pieces. We also look at his instrumental version called Two Step Candyman.