I have seen a number of different versions of this song and to be honest I am not positive as to which one is accurate. I can say that Marty’s version below is geared toward beginners and sounds pretty close to the original. When you break this song down and digest one section at a time, its actually fairly easy to play. Marty Schwartz, the instructor in the video lesson below, will break everything down step by step, including the strumming pattern and chords.
Here is the strumming pattern (Where D=Down and U=UP) DDD DU UD DD
You and Your Heart Guitar Lesson
As Performed by Jack Johnson