I don’t know much about this song other than I learned it many years ago after hearing it on the 1987 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album “Hold On.” I’m not sure if it might have been on one of their earlier albums or if they might have picked it up from somebody else. Anyway, it’s been a favorite of mine over the years. It’s also been popular among bluegrass bands, most notably Blue Highway.
I played it here with clawhammer ukulele accompaniment.
If you’d like to learn the clawhammer style, you can find my clawhammer ukulele tutorial here: