This winter-time tune by James H. Pierpont has long been associated with Christmas, but actually is about riding in a fast sleigh through (and sometimes IN) the snow!
Steve first demonstrates and teaches how to play this song in the key of G from three (3) different tunings!
First we have chords to accompany singing in DAA tuning and then the melody in the lower octave:
Secondly we have both chords and melody in DAd tuning, making use of the capo at the 3rd fret:
Finally we re-tune to DGd for playing in “reverse ionian” of G and play the tune this way: