Hi John. It’s nice to hear from you.
When I arrange a piece for solo guitar it’s not meant to line up exactly with the words. This would apply to most solo pieces if not all. It has to do with the whole arranging process and what it takes to make it sound good as a solo piece.
That said you can certainly play a fingerpicking pattern (not the same as SOLO guitar) and sing the words.
If you’d like I can create a lesson to play and sing the song. I’d start with a simple strum and the chords, then add a fingerpicking pattern that would replace the strum.
It’ll take me a little while to get to it but I’ll move it to the top of my list.
Let me know if that would help.