this song is fnger picked. nothin too fancy but still has a real good sound. i play the riff like this. the song sounds like it just starts without the slide but i like the sound of it. (didnt put the other strings cause there is nothin played on them ) VERSE: D G i'd love to hear my daddy playin once again D A all the songs he taught me when i was a kid D G john henry, ol chelly, and faded love D A D id fall to pieces and on the wings of a dove D G just a few chords on the bonjo, that was all he knew D A in the eyes of a child, man his fingers flew D G i practiced and i practiced till i got it right D A D i packed up everything and just took off one night INTRO RIFF D G i made it from the beer joints to the opera stage D A he said the only difference is when youre gettin payed D G he didnt care when everybody knew my name D A D he said its all for nothin if you dont stay the same D G and when he died the preacher cried and said he's the lucky one D A he's walkin hand in hand with god's only son D G my faith and common sense tell me the preachers right D A D id love to hear the banjoplay for me tonight CHOROUS: G D and i will honor my father with these words i write down G D and as long as i remember he'll always be around D G and the pain of losin him cuts like a randall knife D A D i learned a few chords on the banjo was the key to life D G ya the pain of loosin him cuts like a randall knife D A D but i learned a few chords on the banjo was the key to life INTRO RIFF TO END THE SONG. please rate and im open to suggestions about the chord pattern or riff.