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You’d be forgiven if you thought the title of today’s tune referred to a pair of durable trousers stitched from the tanned hide of a cow.
Because, well, that’s not it.
You see, in the American south, “leather britches,” aka “breeches,” was also a nickname for green beans dried in the pod. Sometimes multiple pods would be sewn together with needle and thread and hung for drying.
While this knowledge may win you friends at the International Conference of Pedantry, it regrettably will not aid in your playing of the tune.
Do not let this deter you, as it is a most excellent tune.
gDGBD tuning, Brainjo level 3-4
Notes on the Tab
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