Neither of the two videos in this thread work anymore.
But what I mostly came to say is Black Muddy River is more complex than I thought it was before I began learning it today.
I didn't included any cover songs on either of my 2 albums - each is all original - as will be my third which I anticipate releasing this November (I'll share it here when I do).
I've also already written my 4th album, which I plan to begin recording in the summer of 2024. So far, all 9 of its songs are also all originals. But this one is likely to be my last, its working name is Legacy, I'm still in good health but not as young as I once was (who is?), and want to end the album with a song about transitioning to the next phase of existence. I thought about how I might want to write it before a bulb went off in my head: "The song you want, Jon, has already been written. Perhaps it's time for your first (and last) recorded cover song."
Anyway, the way many of the arrangements for Black Muddy River are written out, it's a real lot of fast though simple chord changes in a row for the verses. Playing them as chords didn't sound right to me. A bit more research revealed how Jerry approached playing the changes. So beautiful.
I finally did find another Black Muddy River instructional video that seems to get the song right. The dude who recorded it comes off at times, to me at least, a bit "challenging" (my euphemism :p ) at times. But at the same time, his enthusiasm is contagious and I'm grateful he's shared his work on the song.