The first tablature arrangement is just the basic melody of the song in the key of C. You can play it for practice with single notes and also use it to create your own arrangements.
On the following arrangement I added a fingerstyle accompaniment pattern below the melody as an example. This is what I played on the recording on the verses that I sang.
The next tab is an easy chord melody arrangement. This is a pretty simple arrangement and is a good one for beginners since the tune is familiar to everyone and it sounds good when it’s played slowly. The “R” with the curved line on each chord stands for “Roll.” When you see that just do a nice slow downward strum with your thumb.
The last arrangement is similar to the chord melody solo above. The chords are the same. The big difference is that you are playing fill-in notes so the 3/4 rhythm of the song is heard. This makes it harder to play but a lot of the fill-in notes are on open strings so once you get used to it it’s fairly easy. The recording features the fingerpicking solo along with pattern picking for the accompaniment (while I’m singing the verses).