This is a jazzy arrangement of an old standard. I used a score that was written for jazz piano which I've trimmed down and simplified the chords. If you look at my suggested fingering, I've inverted some of the chords using the bottom three strings and making greater use of the 4th string. They're not the usual positions in which to play them but it works. The arrangement begins in C and in the final part, it moves up to Db and the whole tune is played again, including the intro, but without repeats. The score and midi are in the library..Steve.

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Makes me want to drag out one of the tenor or plectrum banjos!

This is another one of those tunes where nobody ever plays (or sings) the lyric, only the chorus. In this particular tune, the lyric section isn't all that different and doesn't really contribute much to the tune...but it does fill in the "story" of the tune. This happens a lot, the intro lyric is lost because the chorus is such a great hook.

I have a buddy who is a top drawer singer (rock and roll, etc.) and he loves music in general. I got him into 20s music and eventually he wrote a 20s style ballad. So, he sang it for me (and I accompanied him on the banjo). After he finished I asked him where the lyric was. He'd never written one, so I wrote one...and he loved it. I wish he'd recorded it...

Excellent arrangement, Steve. I like the jazzy bits!

Hi Marc, thanks for your comment, I did get hold of a full score, including the verse but as you say, it didn't add much to the overall arrangement....Steve. 
Trapdoor2 said:

Makes me want to drag out one of the tenor or plectrum banjos!

This is another one of those tunes where nobody ever plays (or sings) the lyric, only the chorus. In this particular tune, the lyric section isn't all that different and doesn't really contribute much to the tune...but it does fill in the "story" of the tune. This happens a lot, the intro lyric is lost because the chorus is such a great hook.

I have a buddy who is a top drawer singer (rock and roll, etc.) and he loves music in general. I got him into 20s music and eventually he wrote a 20s style ballad. So, he sang it for me (and I accompanied him on the banjo). After he finished I asked him where the lyric was. He'd never written one, so I wrote one...and he loved it. I wish he'd recorded it...

Excellent arrangement, Steve. I like the jazzy bits!

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