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Lesson notes

Girl From The North Country is the second song on Bob Dylan's second album 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan', and features some nice fingerpicking. The song structure is based on 'Scarborough Fair', which Bob learned from English guitarist Martin Carthy. The same structure and progression was used later for 'Boots Of Spanish Leather' and once you can play this, you should be able to figure it out as well.

The lesson also takes a short look at how Dylan did this later on 'Nashville Skyline' which was done as a duet with Johnny Cash. The version is much simpler, just strumming through the repetitive 4-chord progression.