HONEYSUCKLE ROSE

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  • “Honeysuckle Rose” is a 1928 song composed by Fats Waller, with lyrics written by
    Andy Razaf. Fats Waller‘s 1934 recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame
    Award in 1999. “Honeysuckle Rose” is a masterpiece as evidenced by the number and
    quality of musicians who cover the classic. Nell Carter and Andre DeShields won a
    Grammy for their recording with the original cast of “Ain’t Misbehavin.” A partial list
    includes: Louis Armstrong Chet Atkins Mildred Bailey Count Basie.
    Every honey bee fills with jealousy
    When they see you out with me
    I don’t blame them goodness knows
    My honeysuckle rose
    Flowers droop and sigh when you’re passing by
    And I know the reason why
    You’re much sweeter goodness knows
    You’re my honeysuckle rose
    I don’t buy sugar
    You just have to touch my cup
    You’re my sugar
    It’s so sweet when you stir it up
    On the avenue people look at you
    And I know just why they do
    You’re much sweeter goodness knows
    You’re my honeysuckle rose
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    Every honey bee fills with jealousy
    When they see you out with me
    You’re much sweeter goodness knows
    You’re my honeysuckle rose
    Flowers droop and sigh when you’re passing by
    And I know the reason why
    You’re much sweeter goodness knows
    You’re my honeysuckle rose
    And I don’t buy sugar
    You just have to touch my cup
    You’re my sugar
    It’s so sweet when you stir it up
    You’re much sweeter goodness knows
    You’re my honeysuckle rose