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Kind Woman started as a tune Richie Furay wrote and and planned on recording with his band, The Buffalo Springfield in 1968. As it turned out, the band was heading toward the 'Last Time Around', and, like most of the album, became a solo project of the writer. However, it did bring together Jim Messina and Rusty Young who, along with Richie started Poco shortly afterward.

This lesson starts with the way Richie Furay played it solo, and with various friends and relatives over the next 50 years. It is really a 'Campfire' song in 3/4 time that is good for beginning guitar players. It just uses four easy chords and a basic strumming pattern.

The last segment looks at the unusual time signature changes that were done in the original version, mainly because the recording session was done using some New York based jazz musicians.