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I learned Sleepy Eyed Joe from a nice Norman Blake album called "Old Ties". It's a fairly simply tune, but we are going to learn some complex "rhythm picking" patterns that allow you to pick leads while still playing rhythm. This is a difficult technique, and one that the great pickers like Norman Blake utilized often. This is the first in the 3 part Sleepy Eyed Joe series; we're just going to learn the basic melody. After this lesson move on to the "Rhythm Picking" lesson. As usual, this Gold Member lesson comes with a streaming video, sheet music, TAB, and an audio file. Enjoy!