Bob Carlin in his book The Birth of the Banjo
states that Sam Sweeny played among other songs "Cottage by the Sea". I've included a transcription. How would you play this? It seems inevitable that you have to deal with the chords, but what approach would you use?
If you look at the piano score
It seems like a combination of arpeggios and block chords. I have settled on playing more of a alberti bass and arpeggio style for this song.