What's New

Originally a dixieland ballad that plays on it's harmonic major/minor ambiguity

Composed by Bob Haggart
Year 1939
Length 32 bars
Time 4/4
Style Ballad
Common Key C


Chord chart for the jazz standard What's New


What's new?
How is the world treating you?
You haven't changed a bit
Lovely as ever, I must admit

What's new?
How did that romance come through?
We haven't met since then
Gee, but it's nice to see you again

What's new?
Probably I'm boring you
But seeing you is grand
And you were sweet to offer your hand

I understand. Adieu!
Pardon my asking what's new
Of course you couldn't know
I haven't changed, I still love you so