"The Girl I Left Behind Me" is a classic folk song with a lively instrumental melody and dreamy vocals, making it a great choice for beginner guitar players. Its medium-tempo rhythm and simple chords make it easy to learn and play along to. Perfect for anyone looking to add a charming old-time feel to their guitar repertoire.
As you can see we have the arrangement in two octaves and one in C position. Learning the same melody in two different octaves will be great for your understanding of fretboard layout and give you two breaks to play if you're in a jam setting! Learning this in C will give you even more fretboard understanding and options should you attend a jam where someone is singing this in that key. Remember you can always use a capo to play this in other keys using the arrangements you've learned.