Who Sang Honeysuckle Rose? Ella Fitzgerald & The Count Basie Orchestra

The Count Basie Orchestra Ella and Basie! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1963-9
length: 2:44
recording engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Quincy Jones
alto saxophone: Marshall Royal and Frank Foster
flute: Frank Wess
tenor saxophone: Eric Dixon
piano: Count Basie
double bass: Buddy Catlett
baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes
guitar: Freddie Green
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
trombone: Urbie Green, Henry Coker, Grover Mitchell and Benny Powell
trumpet: Sonny Cohn
drums (drum set): Sonny Payne
Some other versions of "Honeysuckle Rose"

Lyrics
Every honey bee fills with jealousy
When they see you out with me

Goodness knows
You're my honeysuckle rose

When you're passin' by, flowers droop and sigh
And I know the reason why

Goodness knows
You're my honeysuckle rose

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

When I'm taking sips from your tasty lips
Seems the honey fairly drips

Goodness knows
You're my honeysuckle rose

Goodness knows
You're my honeysuckle rose

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

When I'm taking sips from your tasty lips
Seems the honey fairly drips

Goodness knows
You're my honeysuckle rose

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Honeysuckle Rose
  • 2 'Deed I Do
  • 3 Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
  • 4 Them There Eyes
  • 5 Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • 6 Tea for Two
  • 7 Satin Doll
  • 8 I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • 9 Shiny Stockings
  • 10 My Last Affair
  • 11 Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 12 On the Sunny Side of the Street