This is my first request. I am trying to learn the song 'close your eyes' by young love found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj1EH4srTJ4&feature=related

there seems to be only 3 tabs here at U-G. My main problem is I can't seem to make out the rhythm and strumming pattern when he plays (it's too fast for my ear and brain to process). I also can't tell what the first chord is, I believe it goes Am,C,F,G(if i am mistaken please let me know)

So I was hoping one of you guys could possibly help! Also, i've read that the guitar is tuned down half a step, is that true?

I would greatly appreciate the help cause i really love and want to learn this song.