Nik Kershaw. Absolutely Eighties. I got his first album as a present back then. No joke: A friend of mine wanted to get the new Nick Cave record as a gift for someone but couldn’t remember the name of the artist correctly. Finally she left the store with Nik Kershaw’s „Human Racing“ instead. However, she gave the CD to me. I like it very much and would not trade it for any sinister Nick Cave record. „The Riddle“ is the title track of Kershaw's second album.
Oh my. That simple tune with the innocent chorus line changes key twice within less than four minutes. Transposed to G minor (which seemed a good starting point) the song goes
Gminor: Chorus - Verse - Chorus - Verse - Chorus - Chorus
modulates to F#major: Bridge
modulates to G# minor: Chorus - Chorus - End
That is too much for me. The problem is that the bridge leads quite naturally to the key modulation half step up. I lowered the bridge half step down (starting with the red-marked notes), enabling me to play the bridge in F and the outro choruses again in Gm. Don’t worry, nobody will notice.
Numbering of the parts is [ A ] for chorus, [ B ] for verse and [ C ] for the bridge. At the end, the „high note part“ of the chorus is repeated twice.