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This track also reminds me of "Gimme Three Steps", just so raucious with that roadhouse type tone. I'll never forget when I found that first bend years ago jamming in our music store. That is such a handy bend with the 7b note under the index finger, you can use that on tons of honky-tonk and southern rock stuff. This is also a very cool descending double-stop run - a very Albert Lee thing to play but a different tone. Okay that's leading into some simple filler stuff, which is important because it lets the listener digest all the stuff you just layed on them. So it breathes a little here and then we go into this descending Jerry Reed type lick I came up with. That's a good one to isolate and practice over and over in order to get your right hand used to hitting strings in an unusual order. This is another type of song that is consistently popular on radio, and my take on it was heavily inspired by the work of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Walsh, Tom Petty & Mike Campbell, Brent Rowan, Pete Anderson, Brent Mason, Ry Cooder, Tom Bukovac, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jerry Reed and Jimmy Olander among many other session guitarists that play this style well. From my research, this sort of thing really originated with Chuck Berry and grew into a different cadence later, but it's still got a lot of his phrasing.