Simple man by Lynyrd Skynyrd is a classic song. Great melody and lyrics from one of the most popular bands of the 70s.
The chord progression is very easy in this song, just three chords: C G Am (click this LINK if you would like to learn the strumming version of this song).
What makes this song very interesting is the way we play these chords. Over the C major chord we will play the following arpeggio:
The A minor chord is played twice. The first time we will play exactly the same arpeggio as we played over C:
For the second time, we will slightly change the ending:
Here are all of the elements connected together: