This is an interesting one which I’ve taken from the original Brenton Brown recording. Many people highlight the pushes in the melody with their strumming patterns but Brenton Brown, who wrote it, doesn’t. He plays a straight, rock solid strumming pattern. Sometimes playing all the pushes can just be overkill.
I’ve listed this in a box format that shows the song over a single bar in a 16th note format. So the key is to count 1 E & A, 2 E & A, 3 E & A, 4 E & A over the song and crucially KEEP YOUR HAND MOVING at all times. Naturally your hand should strum down on the numbers or beats (1234), the &’s and then the up beats should always link to the E’s and A’s. If you find this difficult to work through on paper then I’d recommend either our Song Learner series DVDs or Intermediate Acoustic DVDs as its much easier to see it on video than in an article.