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The World of Rusty Taylor, a hemp-inspired quadriplegic jester disguised as a jazz-singing poet and writer
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A Blossom Fell – Bb by Howard Barnes/Harold Cornelius/Dominic Kern © 1954  
A Certain Smile – D by Sammy Fain/Paul Francis Webster © 1958 Ballad  
A Child Is Born – Eb by Thad Jones/Alec Wilder © 1969 Slow Waltz  
    Joy of Love is the same song using my lyrics 
A Cottage For Sale – Bb by Willard Robison/Larry Conley © 1930 Moderately Slow (Δ from Eb)
A Day in the Life of A Fool – Am by Luiz Bonfa/Carl Sigman © 1966  
A Fine Romance – C by Jerome Kerns/Dorothy Fields © 1936 medium ballad  
A Foggy Day – Eb by George and Ira Gershwin © 1937 (Δ from F or C) play upbeat
A Lot of Living to Do – C by Charles Strouse/Lee Adams © 1960 a steady, growing drive  
A Night In Tunisia – Dm by Dizzie Gillepsie/Frank Paparelli © 1944 (Δ from F)  
A Nightingale Sang In B. Square – Eb by Manning Sherwin/Eric Maschwitz © 1940 ballad  
Afro Blue – Fm by Mongo Santamaria/Oscar Brown © 1959
After the Loving – C by Ritchie Adams/Alan Bernstein © 1976 
Agua de Beber – Am by Jobim/Norman Gimbel/Vinicius de Moraes © 1961
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – C by “Fats” Waller/Harry Brooks/Andy Razaf © 1929  
Ain’t That A Kick in the Head – Eb by James Van Heusen/Sammy Cahn © 1961  
Alice in Wonderland – C by Sammy Fain/Bob Hilliard © 1951 sing in lower register
All Of Me – C by Seymore Simons/Gerald Marks © 1931 medium swing  
All Or Nothing At All – Am by Arthur Altman/Jack Lawrence © 1930  
All Right, OK, You Win – Eb by Mayme Watts/Sid Wyche © 1955 medium swing
All The Things You Are – G by Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II © 1939  
Almost Like Being In Love – Bb by Frederick Lowe/Alen Jay Lerner © 1947 medium swing
Always – F by Irving Berlin © 1925 medium ballad
Always On My Mind – C by Johnny Christopher/Mark James/Wayne Carson © 1972
And I Love Her – Am by Lennon/McCartney © 1964
Angel Eyes – Cm by Matt Dennis/Earl Brent © 1946 slow blues  
Anthropology – Bb by Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie © 1945 Vocalese
April In Paris – G by Vernon Duke/E. Y. Harburg © 1932 (Δ from C)
As Time Goes By – C by Herman Hupfeld © 1931
At Last – G by Mack Gordon/Harry Warren © 1941
Autumn In New York – F by Vernon Duke © 1934  
Autumn Leaves – Em by Jerome Kern/Johnny Mercer/Jacques Prevert © 1947 medium jazz  
Autumn Serenade – Eb by Peter De Rose/Sammy Galop © 1945 medium Latin
Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Eb by Frank Loesser © 1948 Medium slow swing  
Basin Street Blues – C by Spencer Williams © 1928 moderate blues
Beauty and the Beast – C by Alan Menken/Howard Ashman © 1991
Besame Mucho – Dm by Consuelo Velaquez/Sunny Skylar © 1941 medium Latin  
Better Days Ahead – Bb by Pat Metheny © 1989 Vocalese
Bewitched – C by Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart © 1941 ballad  
Beyond the Sea – F by Charles Trenet © 1946  
Billie’s Bounce – F by Charlie Parker/Eddie Jefferson © 1945 fast blues
Black Coffee – C by Paul Francis Webster/Sonny Burke © 1948
Blackbird – G by Lennon/McCartney © 1968
Black Orpheus – Am by Luiz Bonfa/Carl Sigmund © 1966 Slow Bossa Nova beat  
    See “A Day In The Life Of A Fool”
Blue Bluesette – F by Jean Thielemans/Norman Gimbel © 1963 medium jazz waltz(Δ from Bb)
Blue Bossa – Gm by Kenny Dorham/Rusty Taylor © 1963
Blue Moon – F by Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart © 1934 medium or ballad
Blue Skies – Em by Irving Berlin © 1927
Body and Soul – Ebm Δ D by John Green/Ed Heyman, Bob Sour & Frank Eyton © 1930 Slowly
But Beautiful – G by Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke © 1947 ballad  
Buzzy – Bb by Charlie Parker/Rusty Taylor © 1947
Bye Bye Blackbird – F by Ray Henderson/Mori Dixon © 1926  
Candy – Bb by Alex Kramer/John Whitney/Mack David © 1944
Caravan – Fm by Ellington/Irving Mills/Juan Tizol © 1937 bright Afro-Latin
Chattanooga Choo Choo – A by Harry Warren/Mack Gordon © 1941 moderate swing
Cheek To Cheek – C by Irving Berlin © 1935 (rewrite BIAB file from Realbook) medium swing
Cherokee – Bb by Ray Noble © 1938 smoothly  
Coffee Song, The – Ab by Dick Miles/Bob Hilliard © 1946  
Come Fly With Me – C by James Van Heusen/Sammy Cahn © 1958 
Corcovado – C by Jobim/Gene Lees© 1962  
Cottontail – Ab by Duke Ellington © 1940  
Crazy – Bb by Willie Nelson © 1961 medium ballad
Crazy Rhythm – G by Joseph Meyer and Roger Wolfe Kahn/Irving Ceasar © 1928 mod. fast
Cry Me A River – Cm by Arthur Hamilton © 1953 ballad
Day Dream – Eb by Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn/John Latouche © 1940 ballad (Δ from F)
Desafinado – F by Jobim/Mendonca/Lees © 1959  
Devil May Care – Cm by T. P. Kirk/Bob Dorough ?
Dindi – Eb by Antonio Carlos Jobim/Ray Gilbert © 1966 Bossa Nova  
Donna Lee or Not to Be – Ab by Charlie Parker/Rusty Taylor © 1947
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – C by Duke Ellington/Bob Russell © 1942
Eleanor Rigby – F by Lennon/MacCartney © 1966
Fields Of Gold – D by Sting © 1993 medium even 8ths
500 Miles High – C by Chick Corea/Neville Potter © ?
Flintstones – F by Bryson/Goldberg © 1962
Fly Me To The Moon – C by Bart Howard © 1954 medium swing  
Footprints – Cm by Wayne Shorter/Rusty Taylor © 1976 medium swing
Four – Eb by Eddie Vinson or Miles Davis © 1963
From This Moment On – Ab by Cole Porter © 1950 
Georgia On My Mind – F by H. Carmichael/Stuart Gorrell © 1930 ballad
God Bless The Child – Eb by Billie Holiday/Arthur Herzog, Jr. © 1941
Have You Met Miss Jones – F by Richard Rogers/Lorenz Hart © 1937
He’ll Have to Go Swing – Db by Audry & Joe Allison © 1959
Here’s That Rainy Day – G by Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke © 1949  
Hey There – Eb by Richard Adler/Jerry Ross © 1954
Honeysuckle Rose – F by Thomas “Fats” Waller/Andy Razaf © 1929  
How High the Moon – G by Morgan Lewis/Nancy Hamilton © 1940
How Insensitive – Dm by Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes/Norman Gimbel © 1963 bossa
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – G by Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields © 1928
I Get Along Without You Very Well – Ab by Hoagy Carmichael © 1938 med. or ballad (∆ from Bb)  
I’ll Remember April – G by Pat Johnson/Don Raye/Gene de Paul © 1941
I’m Beginning To See Light – G by George/Hodges/Ellington/James © 1944 medium swing
I’m in the Mood for Love – C by Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields © 1935
I’m Just A Lucky So And So – G by Duke Ellington/Mack David © 1945
In A Sentimental Mood – Am by D. Ellington/I. Mills/M. Kurtz © 1935 (Δ from Dm) ballad  
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning – C by David Mann/Bob Hilliard © 1955  
Is You Is – Fm by Louis Jordan/Billy Austin © 1943 Jazz blues
It Don’t Mean A Thing – Gm by Dule Ellington/Irving Mills © 1932 swing  
It Had To Be You – F by Isham Jones/Gus Kahn © 1924
It Might As Well Be Spring – G by Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II © 1945 ballad  
It Rained All Day – G by Robert Orr/Rusty Taylor
It’s All Right With Me – Cm by Cole Porter © 1953 medium up swing
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Eb by Cole Porter © 1936
I’ve Got The World On A String  
James – D by Lyle Mays/Rusty Taylor © 1982
Java Jive – F by Milton Drake/Ben Oakland © 1940
Just Friends – F by John Klenner/Sam M. Lewis © 1931
Just The Two Of Us – Db by R. McDonald/W. Salter/Bill Withers © 1980 medium rock/Latin
Just The Way You Are – D by Billie Joel © 1977 medium rock (write to BIAB file)
Killing Me Softly – C by Charles Fox/Norman Gimbel © 1972  
Letter From Home – Bb by Pat Metheny (Δ from Ab) © 1991 UPDATE MUSIC
Let’s Face the Music and Dance – Bb by Irving Berlin © 1935 (Δ from C)
Let’s Fall In Love – C by Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler © 1933  
Like Someone In Love – Bb by Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke © 1944
Little Sunflower – Dm by Freddie Hubbard/Rusty Taylor © 1966 even eights
Little Wing – A by Jimi Hendrix © 1967
Lover Man – Dm by Jimmy Davis/Roger Ramirez/Jimmy Sherman © 1941 ballad
Lullaby of Birdland – Ab by George Shearing/George Davis Weiss © 1952 Relaxed swing
Lush Life – Db by Billy Strayhorn © 1949 medium ballad
Mack the Knife – C by Kurt Weill/Marc Blitzstein © 1928  
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy – Eb by Josef Zawinul/Gail & Vincent Levy © 1966 moderately slow
Milestones – F by Miles Davis/Rusty Taylor © 1948 up tempo
Misty – Eb by Erroll Garner/Johnny Burke © 1955 ballad
Mona Lisa – Bb by Jay Livingston/Ray Evans © 1949 ballad
Moon River – C by Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer © 1961 ballad  
Moonlight Becomes You – F by John Blackburn/Karl Suessdorf © 1944 ballad
Moonlight Serenade – Eb by Glenn Miller/Mitchell Parish © 1939
My Blue Heaven – Eb by Walter Donaldson/George Whitting © 1927
My Cherie Amour – G by Stevie Wonder © 1969
My Favorite Things – Em by Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II © 1959
My Foolish Heart – Bb by Victor Young/Ned Washington © 1949 ballad
My Funny Valentine – Cm by Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart © 1937 ballad
My Girl – F by William “Smokey” Robinson/Ronald White © 1964  
My One and Only Love – C by Guy Wood/Robert Mellin © 1952 ballad
My Romance – G (Δ from C) by Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart © 1935 ballad
Night and Day – C by Cole Porter © 1932
Norwegian Wood – E by Lennon/McCartney © 1965 medium jazz waltz
Now’s The Time – F by Charlie Parker/Rusty Taylor © 1945 fast blues
Ol’ Man River – C by Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II © 1927
Old Devil Moon – F by Burton Lane/E.Y. Harburg © 1946 Moderately 
Oleo – Bb by Sonny Rollins © 1954 Vocalese
On A Clear Day – G by Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner © 1965
On Green Dolphin Street – Bb by Bronislau Kaper/Rusty Taylor © 1947 medium latin
On The Street Where You Live – Bb by Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner © 1956
On The Sunny Side Of The Street – C by Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields © 1930 swing  
Ornithology – G by Charlie Parker and Benny Harris © 1946 vocalese 
Once I Had A Secret Love – Eb by Sammy Fain/Paul Francis Webster © 1953 bright swing
Once I Loved – Eb by Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes/Ray Gilbert © 1963 medium swing  
One Note Samba – Bb by Jobim/Newton Mendonca © 1961 samba
Our Love Is Here To Stay – F by Ira & George Gershwin © 1938
Over The Rainbow – C by E. Y. Harburg/Harold Arlen © 1938 medium or ballad
Peace – Bb by Horace Silver/Rusty Taylor © 1959  
Peel Me A Grape – F by Dave Frishberg © 1962
Pick Yourself Up – F by Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields © 1936
Popsicle Toes – A by Michael Franks © 1976
Question and Answer – Bb by Pat Metheny/Rusty Taylor © 1991
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars – C by Jobim/Gene Lees© 1962 bossa
Rambling Rose – G by Noel & Joe Sherman © 1962
Recipe for Love – Eb by Harry Connick, Jr. © 1990  
Rhythm-A-Ning – Bb by Thelonius Monk/Rusty Taylor © 1957
Road Song – Bb by Wes Montgomery/Rusty Taylor © 1966 Medium Latin Rock
‘Round Midnight – Ebm by Thelonius Monk & Cootie Williams/Bernie Hanighen © 1944
Route 66 – F by Bobby Troup © 1946
Saint Louis Blues – G by W. C. Handy © 1914  
Saint Thomas – G by Sonny Rollins/Rusty Taylor © 1963 medium swing Latin
Satin Doll – C by D. Ellington/Johnny Mercer/Billy Strayhorn © 1958
Sentimental Journey – C by Bud Green/Les Brown/Ben Homer © 1944
September Song – Bb by Kurt Well/Maxwell Anderson © 1938  
Side By Side – Eb by Harry Woods © 1927  
Skylark – Eb by Hoagy Carmichael/Johnny Mercer © 1941 ballad
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – Bb by Jerome Kern/Otto Harbach © 1933 ballad 
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise – Cm by Sigmund Romberg/O. Hammerstein II © 1928
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – C by E. Y. Harburg/Harold Arlen © 1938 medium or ballad
Song for Bilbao – F by Pat Metheny/Rusty Taylor © 1983
Song for My Father – Fm by Horace Silver © 1969 moderate bossa nova
Stardust – G by Hoagy Carmichael/Mitchell Parish © 1928 medium ballad (Δ from Db)
Steppin’ Out With My Baby – Dm by Irving Berlin © 1947  
Stormy Weather – G by Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler © 1933 ballad
Straight, No Chaser – Bb by Thelonius Monk/Rusty Taylor © 1951
Summertime – Am by George Gershwin/DuBose Heyward © 1935 slowly 
Sway – Cm by Pablo Beltran Ruiz/Norman Gimbel © 1954 (Δ from Em)
Take Five – Ebm by Paul Desmond © 1960 
Take The “A” Train – C by Billy Strayhorn © 1941 Easy swing
Tennessee Waltz – F by Pee Wee King/Redd Stewart © 1946
The Bare Necessities – C by Terry Gilkyson © 1967
The Best Is Yet To Come – C by Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh © 1959
The Best Thing For You – C by Irving Berlin © 1950  
The Days of Wine and Roses – F by Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer © 1962
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Eb by Ewam MacColl © 1957
The Girl From Ipanema – F by A. C. Jobim/Norman Gimbel/Vinicius de Moreas © 1963 bossa
The Lady Is A Tramp – C by Richard Rogers/Lorenz Hart © 1937
The Nearness of You – Eb by Hoagy Carmichael/Ned Washington © 1937
The Song Is You – C by Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II © 1932 medium up swing
The Way You Look Tonight – Eb by Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields © 1936  
There Will Never Be Another You – Eb by Harry Warren/Mack Gordon © 1942
These Foolish Things – Eb by Jack Strachy/Holt Marvell © 1936 medium ballad
They Say It’s Wonderful – Eb by Irving Berlin © 1948 Slowly  
This Masquerade – Cm by Leon Russell © 1972 (Δ from Fm) medium Latin rock even 8ths
Time After Time – C by Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn © 1947
Triste – Bb by Antonio Carlos Jobim © 1967 Bossa Nova
Tuxedo Junction – F by Erksine Hawkins & Johnson & Dash/Buddy Feyne © 1939 med. swing
Unforgettable – G by Irving Gordon © 1951 ballad  
Up Jumped Spring – Bb by Freddie Hubbard/Abbey Lincoln © 1966
Wave – F by Antonio Carlos Jobim © 1967 bossa nova (Δ from D)
We Are In Love – C by Harry Connick, Jr. © 1990
What A Difference A Day Made – F by Maria Grever/Stanley Adams © 1934 medium Latin  
What A Wonderful World – F by George David Weiss/Bob Thiele © 1967 ballad
What Is This Thing Called Love? – C by Cole Porter © 1929  
When I Fall In Love – Eb by Victor Young/Edward Heyman © 1952 ballad  
When I Look In Your Eyes – G by Leslie Bricusse © 1967 medium ballad
When Sunny Gets Blue – F by Marvin Fischer/Jack Segal © 1956 ballad slow blues tempo  
Willow Weep For Me – G by Ann Ranell © 1932 bluesy  
Yesterday (Beatles) – F by Lennon/McCartney © 1965 ballad
Yes I Can (Ab) by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse © 1964 (Δ from C) with mounting excitement
You Are the Sunshine of My Life – G by Stevie Wonder © 1972 (Δ from Dm) rock
You Are Too Beautiful – G by Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart © 1932
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To – Am by Cole Porter © 1942
Young at Heart – Bb by Johnny Richards/Carolyn Leigh © 1954 ballad

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