The song was recorded in the key of G major. The intro was played on a 5 string framus banjo. The intro is played in
the very high octave of G major. Below are the notes. Of course the notes are only the bare bones of the intro and that
its the little triplets and hammer ons that must be mastered to get the most from the intro. Anyhow here are the basic notes
D CCBC AC CCCB CA GAB CCB AB CBAGA
GD CCBC AC CCCB CA GAB CCB AG GF#GA
Thats the basic notes ,in order to
play it in the same octave as finbar ALL the notes must be played on the E string only!
Below is the frets on the E string
that must be played to correspond with the notes above
3 10 8878 58 8887 85 357 887 57 8735
3 10 8878 58
8887 85 357 887 53 3235
The above information is by Damien O'Sullivan.