Yesterday I came across a new way (for me) to play the Estimated rhythm guitar part and nail the timing every time (for purposes of singing the song and keeping time).
I am now counting it as 1,2,3 - 1,2 - 1,2.
The first 1,2,3 = Strum F#m and let it ring, stop it with a chuck on the 3rd beat.
The next 1,2 = Fm, chuck (the "chuck" is a muted strum/time keeping thing)
The last two (of seven) beats = Bm6, chuck.
That Bm6 is also almost an E7.
You could also just slide The F#m up to the Bm position.
I've come up with several variations on the Bm6 (basically just moving the pinky around) to alternate the "feel" of it.
I have finally become fluent at singing this song!
I vary the Bob/Jerry parts throughout.
I am playing/singing it with a Trio, so the Bass player is actually playing the main Jerry lick during the verse.