I admit it — I got all inspired by the Jazz and Blues Festival in Cherokee this weekend, and sat down and looked for jazzy tunes to try out the pipes on.
Problem 1: Effin’ jazz chords, man. Jaysus.
Solution: Fake it with the capo! (This is, apparently, the only trick this pony knows. Hey, it works.)
Problem 2: Which lyrics?
(This is a problem because the tune I chose, Rodgers and Hart’s “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered,” a) originally appeared in the musical “Pal Joey,” and had both a first appearance and a reprise with slightly different lyrics, and b) different recordings of it by people like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra made adjustments of their own, c) the lyrics were bowdlerized for the sake of public morals, so the original, cheerily smutty content was often replaced with something else in recorded versions.)
Solution 2: Edit! Edit like the wind!