You will need to tune the open strings notes to: Eb-Bb-Eb-G-Bb-Eb. This tuning makes the notation confusing, so even our hardcore note readers may need to refer to the tab! Picking-hand fingering is indicated at various points, so do follow these carefully. As a general rule, we will be playing free stroke but rest stroke should be used on the melody where possible – bar 2 for example.
At bar 3 there is quite a big stretch for the fretting hand when the fourth finger reaches up for the G note, so try to relax as you reach. This immediately jumps to a barre at the 5th fret. Take your time with bar 4 and follow all the fingering carefully. A 4th fret barre is needed half way through bar 7 so, again, take it slowly at first.