Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

In 1966, Cat Stevens was looking toward a career as a songwriter and his song The First Cut Is The Deepest was recorded by P.P. Arnold. In 1967, he recorded his own version for his second Album New Masters.

It pretty much languished in obscurity until Rod Stewart released his version in 1977, with some questionable changes to the original arrangement and chord progression.

This lesson looks at the subtleties Cat included in his version, as well as some variations he recently introduced.