Lisa gets sent home from school with a terrible case of the blues. One night she meets Bleeding Gums Murphy, a jazz musician who teaches her how to express her feelings through music. Lisa writes a song for Bleeding Gums, who plays it at his club, making Lisa feel happy again.
original airdate--February 11,1990 rating--27.4 million
music--"The Simpsons" theme by Danny Elfman
Chalkboard gag--"I will not instigate revolution".
Couch gag--The Simpsons pile on to the couch, Maggie pops up in the air and Marge catches her.
Trivia--Bart's phone prank to Moe's Tavern: Jacques Strap.