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This song is a pretty much a straightforward blues. There are a few jazz chords thrown in as well. The song is swung, and you should try to play the rhythms as if you were singing them. Otherwise, the song will song too mechanical, too “square.” So, keep it loose and easy.

I kept this arrangement simple, but there are ways to make this song a little more interesting. For example, you can add some articulations to create variety. Articulation means making a note short, smooth, accented, stretched out, etc. When used correctly, they help make the song your own.