Watch the The Mighty Mouse: 1 online guitar lesson by Tommy Emmanuel from Little by Little

Some people think this song is about my guitar because my guitar is nicknamed The Mouse, but it's not. The Mighty Mouse was the name of the first really scary ride that I went on when I was a kid at a place called Lunar Park.

I remember the very first time I went on that ride. It's one of those rides where it lulls you into a false sense of security. You're going along in this thing on the track and then you start to go up this long, slow, steep grade and you're thinking that it's really struggling to get up. When it gets to the top it really starts to go all of a sudden. It heads straight toward the harbor and you think it's going to fly off the track and go straight out into the water and it scares the living daylights out of you. Then it does a ninety degree turn and away it goes along the track.

I started thinking about that and that's how I wrote this song. The opening part of the song and the ending part are bit like almost lulling you into a false sense of security, where you think that this is a nice little piece, it sounds a bit like the sugar plum fairy. Then it hits this really break neck thumb picking groove.

It's a fun song, so enjoy!

NOTE! Tab & notation is not available for this course - it is currently pending licensing.