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Lesson notes

The Ballad Of Jesse James is another song collected by John Lomax in his 1910 book Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads. It tells some of the tales about the legendary outlaw and his cohorts in the James-Younger gang. The lesson goes over the basic chord progression and strumming pattern with the addition of a bluegrass-style instrumental arrangement picking out the melody on the bass strings while continuing to strum the chords.