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The lead guitar kicks off the tune in the intro with some A major pentatonic licks at the second position. The melodies here mimic the vocal melody, with a few embellishments to spice things up. There's some cool bending to dig into here, then a classic country lick involving bending 1 note back and forth while holding down the E note at the 5th fret of the B string.

I suggest using some chicken pickin' here (plucking the E note with your middle or ring finger on your picking hand) while using a pick on the bent note to get that distinctive country sound.

The 2 fills in the first verse are a bit simpler and more straight ahead in delivery, as a way to build the arrangement of the tune.
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