Honeysuckle Rose

Jam session staple since the 30s from Harlem Stride master Fats Waller

Composed by Fats Waller
Year 1929
Length 32 bars
Time 4/4
Style Swing
Common Key F


Chord chart for the jazz standard Honeysuckle Rose


Every honey bee
Fills with jealousy
When they see you out with me
I don't blame them
Goodness knows
Honeysuckle rose

When we're passin' by
Flowers droop and sigh
And I know the reason why
You're much sweeter
Goodness knows
Honeysuckle rose

Don't buy sugar
You just have to touch my cup
You're my sugar
It's sweet when you stir it up

When I'm taking sips
From your tasty lips
The honey fairly drips
You're confection, goodness knows
Honeysuckle rose