Watch the Needlecase online guitar lesson by Cathy Fink from Clawhammer Banjo: Beginner Module 2

This is another simple, favorite tune in the key of D. Tennessee musician Sam McGee played it as a fingerpicked banjo tune and might(?) have made it up.

It's become a standard in the banjo/fiddle repertoire thanks to Pete Sutherland (fiddler from Vermont) and many others.