As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Papa George, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.
Around 140 BPM
Papa George was written by Tommy Emmanuel and the song appears on his 2011 album ‘Little By Little’. Like virtually all of his songs, it’s tricky to play and not one for beginners. Emmanuel is without doubt one of the finest acoustic guitar players alive today and he holds nothing back when it comes to his songwriting.
What I personally love about Emmanuel’s writing is that, as musically clever as he is, he still writes songs for people of all walks. His songs may be very challenging to play and often used by people to boast about their capabilities, but underneath all the showmanship and astonishing techniques are great songs. Great chords, great melody, great rhythm and brilliant feel.
I’ve personally learnt a huge amount from watching/studying him, and if you’re new to his music I urge you to study his songs deeply.