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Lyr Req: Whose Honey Are You? (Coots/Gillespie)

Gern 24 Jul 03 - 10:42 AM
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Jim Dixon 06 Aug 03 - 08:48 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Who's Honey are You?
From: Gern
Date: 24 Jul 03 - 10:42 AM

Don't know where I got this one, but it's been going thru my mind. It's likely a 1920s tune, and Leon Redbone probably growled a rowdy version of it. Anybody know it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who's Honey are You?
From: Gern
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 12:29 PM

let me try once again for the weekenders


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who's Honey are You?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 01:22 PM

This may not be the one, but there's a song entitled "Whose Baby Are You?" which was published in 1920. Sheet music is at Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 (from Duke University).
Whose Baby Are You?
Words by Anne Caldwell; Music by Jerome Kern
New York, New York, T.B. Harms, 1920
~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who's Honey are You?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 01:51 PM

Not that song.

From HERE:

Song Title                           Year   Composer(s)    Lyricist(s)       Key
WHOSE HONEY ARE YOU?   1935   J. Fred Coots   Haven Gillespie   F


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who's Honey are You?
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 06:15 PM

I have found references to this but no actual lyrics. Harry's Blues might have it, but that is mostly inaccessible.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who's Honey are You?
From: Gern
Date: 27 Jul 03 - 02:02 PM

I think Masato has found it, although the lyrics still are elusive. I've found no Leon Redbone lyric site, which is sad.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHOSE HONEY ARE YOU? (Coots/Gillespie)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 08:48 AM

Lots of people have recorded this. Fats Waller did it twice, once with words and once as an instrumental. Leon Redbone recorded it on "Red to Blue." Yahoo! Shopping > Music has lots of sound samples. I listened to all of them and pieced the following together. It might be complete, but I'm not sure.

WHOSE HONEY ARE YOU?
(Music, J. Fred Coots. Words, Haven Gillespie, 1935)

Whose honey are you?
Whose tea do you sweeten?
Whose sugar and spice and everything nice
Depend upon you?

Whose honey are you?
Whose dream are you completin'?
Who goes for those eyes like sugar-plum pies?
Whose honey are you?

You've got a tiny little bit [or "touch"] of heaven in your fingertips.
You've got all the rest of heaven on your sugar-coated lips.
Who's gonna get you, some Sunday-go-to-meetin'?
Whose little heart leaps and wants you for keeps?
Whose honey are you?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whose Honey are You?
From: Gern
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 10:34 AM

Great job! I'd given up on this


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whose Honey Are You?
From: GUEST,Wayne Greene
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 07:43 PM

I recorded "Who's Honey Are You" on my cd Wayne Greene, Himself. I learned it off of a Fats Waller recording. The song was written by J Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie. The lyric posted at the top of this thread is essentially correct, but incomplete.

Wayne Greene
radiowayne@tx.rr.com


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHOSE HONEY ARE YOU? (Coots/Gillespie)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 10:14 PM

Lyrics copied from http://www.lyricszoo.com/fats-waller/whose-honey-are-you/ and checked against the recording at The Red Hot Jazz Archive (Click to play):


WHOSE HONEY ARE YOU?
(Music, J. Fred Coots. Words, Haven Gillespie, 1935)
As recorded by Fats Waller and his Rhythm, March 6, 1935, Victor 88779-1.

1. Whose honey are you?
Whose tea do you sweeten?
Whose sugar and spice
And ev'rything nice
Depend upon you?

2. Whose honey are you?
Whose dream are you completin'?
Who goes for those eyes
Like sugar-plum pies?
Whose honey are you?

BRIDGE 1: You've got a tiny little bit of heaven
In your fingertips.
You've got all the rest of heaven
On your sugar-coated lips.

3. Who's gonna get you,
Some Sunday-go-meetin'?
Whose little heart leaps
And wants you for keeps?
Whose honey are you?

[Instrumental interlude]

4. Whose honey are you?
Who gets your affection?
Who's makin' the dates?
Who kisses and rates
The lovin' you do?

5. Whose honey are you?
Who made the selection?
Whose beautiful schemes
And honeymoon dreams
Are gonna come true?

BRIDGE 2: Please tell me, have you really made your mind up
Who it's gonna be?
Don't you think, before we wind up,
We're terrific, you and me?

6. Whose honey are you?
Whose dream of perfection?
Who's gonna raise Cain
Until you explain
Whose honey are you?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whose Honey Are You? (Coots/Gillespie)
From: GUEST,kcgda
Date: 24 May 11 - 05:03 PM

Does anyone have the CHORDS for "Whose Honey Are You"?


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