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Dan Hicks whimsical style brought us dozens of quirky songs that are very fun to listen, and very fun to play, consequently. Moody Richard was on The Hot Licks album Striking It Rich, which should be required listening for fans of the swing/jazz/country world.


This acoustic breakdown is pretty much how I used to play it with a partner back in the 1980s. The song is in the key of G Major, with quite a few borrowed chords and excursions into chords that aren't used together commonly. Most of the parts are strummed with a basic pattern but the verse uses arpeggio picking with some passing bass notes.