In this arrangement of Tico-Tico for mandolin + TAB, acoustic guitar and string bass the sounding key is A minor/major and the realization plays back at a tempo of 84 quarter note (crotchet) beats to the minute with the repeats being played. The mandolin part is written in staff notation and TAB whilst the acoustic guitar part is conventionally notated with a chord chart. This syncopated piece is structured into three sections which can be represented as AABBAACCA. Dating from 1917 this Brazilian choro (lament) was composed by Abreu and whilst there is no definitive notated version it is a piece that has travelled widely in various different formats. It is an excellent ensemble piece and there are many arrangement possibilities suited to both formal or more informal music making activities. Accompaniments featuring the acoustic guitar and upright can be downloaded as mp3 files playing at (1) 88 (2) 84 (3) 80 quarter note (crotchet) beats to the minute.