SONG 200 • Old Love by Eric Clapton

Today’s guitar lesson covers how to play the rhythm guitar parts for “Old Love” by Eric Clapton. Old Love was written by Clapton (co-written with Robert Cray) about his split with then-wife Pattie Boyd. The song originally appeared on Clapton’s Journeyman album, though most people are familiar with the version from the Unplugged album. “Old Love” has also been covered by John Mayer. I recently noticed that I neglected to give some examples of the strumming, but the pattern is pretty simple. Watch the live version of the song from Eric Clapton, below, to get a feel for how you might strum the chords.

Here is the Lesson:

Here is the live recording from Unlpugged: