This is an early 1900s folk/blues song covered by Flatt & Scruggs. This arrangement of Salty Dog gives you an idea of what the vocal melody is.
The intermediate version of Salty Dog sprinkles in some bluesy hammer-ons over the E and A chords. Practice tip: Because of the ‘strange’ chords, this song is a great place to practice using the Nashville number system.
More slurs and 16th notes make up this flowing arrangement of Salty Dog. Take it slow to nail the articulations, then gradually speed it up with the backing tracks or metronome.