Posted by on May 8, 2012

Elizabeth Johnson, in her 90s when this video was made, wrote this song when she was 10 years old. A beautiful song that has been recorded as an instrumental by Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, and many other solo artists. Occasionally the words are recorded by others but the instrumental version seems to prevail. Notice Elizabeth played her guitar upside down and left handed. I don’t think the “boom chick” sound had been invented back then but can you imagine trying to play that style using your index finger. How could you dampen it?

Posted in: Solo Performers


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