Honeysuckle Rose

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composition date
1929
genre
Show
related media performance(s)
Honeysuckle Rose
type: Movie
media: Video
songwriter(s)
Andy Razaf
Thomas Waller
related performer(s)
Lena Horne

Hard to tie Fats down

Andy Razaf recalled trying to get Waller to sit down and write this song: “It was hard to tie Fats down to a job; my mother used to make all the finest food and special cookies for him just to keep him out at our home in Asbury Park, New Jersey. We were working on a show called Load of Coal for Connie and had just done half the chorus of a number when Fats remembered a date and announced, ‘I gotta go.’ I finished up the verse and gave it to him later over the telephone.”

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