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Neil Young left the Buffalo Springfield in 1968 and released his first solo album in 1969. He had dozens of songs he was performing regularly, generally at solo acoustic guitar shows. He joined Crosby, Stills & Nash for their 1970 album Deja Vu bringing many of these songs.

The band added their magic to Country Girl, a medley consisting of Neil's tunes Whiskey Boot Hill, Down, Down, Down and added a short closing section which became the title.

This lesson looks at how he performed it solo during the 4-Way Street tour at the time. The chords are an interesting combination of progressions used in many of his songs, some just 3 strings moving up the neck.