“What’s New” is a ballad written by Bob Haggart with lyrics by Johnny Burke. The original title of the tune was “I’m Free” when he wrote it as a member of Bob Crosby and his Orchestra. However when he later gave it to Johnny Burke to write lyrics it was renamed after the first line: “What’s New”.
This tune is often played as a ballad but its also great at medium tempos as well.

“What’s New” is most commonly played in the key of C Major.

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