American Fingerstyle Guitarist

Honeysuckle Rose

Sheet music - PDF download, 3 pages, advanced level

MP3 is included with download

This is one of Fats Waller’s best songs, and probably the one that gets played most often, especially by jazz musicians. I learned it when I was really focused on swing jazz in the mid-1970s, and used to play it with my friend Thom Keats all the time. The variation is lifted from Django Reinhardt, and it is played in the original key of F. This arrangement depends much more on barre chords than is usual for me. I first recorded it on my second Kicking Mule Record, When You Wore A Tulip, and revisited it as a duo with Will Bernard on Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, in 2004. Another early solo version is included on the 2019 release Plymouth Rock. The version here conforms mostly to my early arrangement, with one or two ideas from the later version included in the variation.

Price: £4.00

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