#2
Haha, we are learning about this song in my college History of Popular Music class. Good song.

And this might help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAonlWEWYF8

I THINK it's, hit the bass string, down up down up: Repeat
Please don't confront me with my failures. I had not forgotten them.
#3
Alright. So I actually think it's more of a bass note, down up up, down up. And he is probably alternating bass notes instead of just playing the root.
Please don't confront me with my failures. I had not forgotten them.