What a nice tune. I have lots of fun playing this. Before I have received a request for that one,
I did not even know the song. And I still do not know the original. I just found some very nice versions done by other fingerstylers.
This arrangement of mine is tabbed with the help of a piano score. I have significantly simplified it in the main parts.
For a children song, this is quite tough in this up-tempo two-step rhythm. I wrote it down in 6/8 time signature, just to avoid having to use triplets all over the song.
A - Main Theme. During this part, some play the fourth of the root note in the bass. I prefer a standard fifth.
B - Theme 2. A variation of the second half of part A. Dramatic ending with some queer sounding harmony moves.
C - Bridge / Trio. A little calmer, but kind of tricky starting from the last two lines. In particular the chromatically ascending bass asks for some quick fingering.