i thought maybe we should finish the song. the bridge to "speak low" is very interesting in itself. i prefer an fm7 chord to begin the bridge altough many people play abmaj7. either one is ok. since the melody is on eb - the fm7 chord sounds a little hipper to my ears. in the 3rd & 4th bar of the bridge, we change one note in the harmonic sequence ("c" of the fm7 chord to "b"- the flat seventh of a db9th or 13th chord) with  the upper notes of the db13th chord finally resolving down to chord tones of the ebma7 chord in the 5th and 6th bars. the last two measures of the bridge present the ii-v of f major to get us back to fmajor(gm7 & c7), although we fool everyone and  go back to the iiminor 9th chord (gmi9). next time - the final 8 bars!  cheers!  staggs89
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