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This is the intro lick to Johnny Burnett’s Lonesome Tears in my Eyes, a song that was later covered by the Beatles. When rockabilly was reaching the heights of its popularity America was simultaneously discovering Latin and Caribbean music. You could hear it's influence in the jazz and pop being written at that time. Rockabilly was no exception. It’s played in thirds and intermittently palm muted which gives it a steel drum effect.