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Just the Two of Us

Released in 1981 this classic tune was written by Bill Withers, William Salter, and Ralph MacDonald, and recorded by Grover Washington Jr. with Bill Withers on vocals


The track features a Fender Rhodes electric piano in the introduction and throughout. The style, or genre, is R&B and it won a Grammy for the best R&B song.



According to Wikipedia Will Smith released a single in 1997 which samples and incorporates lyrics from the original. Instead of love between a couple, "Just the Two of Us" focuses on the relationship between a father and son. Smith originally wrote a children's book with the same title and lyrics. For his album, he performed it in rap form.


In 2020, "Just the Two of Us" started trending on TikTok, which prompted Salters' granddaughter, Jada Salter, to upload a video to the platform commemorating his work. The song appeared in the opening sequence of the 2022 film Hotel Transylvania: Transformania


Strumming Pattern Worksheet

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