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Born On The Bayou is one of Creedence Clearwater Revival's more popular songs from their second album "Bayou Country" released in 1968. This song uses arpeggios in its rhythm parts, fingering a chord but instead of strumming the notes all at once, strumming them individually to create a phrase around that harmony. The solo is extremely simple and a really good example of using thoughtful phrasing with a simple idea or method. It bounces back and forth between two main notes, filling in the space with just a few other sparse related notes. There are also sliding double stops on the first two strings all over the neck that are really fun to play, so lets get started!