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Honey Don't

Composer(s) : Carl Perkins
Year : 1956
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Chords/Tabs: Honey Don't

Honey Don't

KEY E Major



             ------- 2X -----
     Intro-> Verse -> Refrain -> Verse (solo) -> Refrain ->
     Verse -> Refrain -> Verse (solo) -> Refrain ->
     Outro (complete ending)

COMPOSER Carl Perkins


- Forget about Buddy and Berry :-). Clearly, our Boys had some kind of Carl Perkins fixation. Surprisingly, he scores -- together with Larry Williams, of all people -- the highest number of songs by a single artist to have been covered by the Beatles on their official releases!

- Once you recover from your initial shocked surprise, it's worthwhile acknowledging the extent to which Perkins' "rock'a'billy" style rounds out the repertoire of a group that at the time was in transition toward "Rubber Soul" by way of "For Sale". From a different perspective, you can even argue that Carl's penchant for surprising, enigmatic lyrical turns of phrase ("sometimes you say you will when you won't "/"got that sand all over your feet") would also intruige the Beatles, especially John.

- This specific song didn't come into the act until as late as '62, but it stayed there as the default Ringo song on stage, for a while. Personally, I always find John's rendition (as heard on a pair of Beeb radio appearances) the more knowing and trenchant.

- For a fellow like Perkins whose output otherwise focuses around 12-bar formats, this one is a bit unusual. Granted, the refrains here are in the straight blues form, but the 12-bar verses incororpate a rather Buddy-esque use of the flat-VI chord, and the guitar solo sections are actually a clever 8-bar contraction of the verses in which the eighth measure moves to V instead of sustaining the flat-VI from the previous measure.

- Compared to the tidiness of the typical Beatles original composition, the repeat and alternation pattern sections of this one is relatively cranked out seeingly at random. Note especially the multiple solos and their asymmetrical placement. Faced with a similar gameplan back in "Matchbox" , the ever-fastidious Fab Four had taken the trouble to "reorganize" the song for increased tightness.

- Those who are primarily familiar with the Beatles version will likely be surprised by the extent to which it matches the original, right down to the same key, form, basic arrangement including the solo guitar work. Perkin's original vocal delivery though is unique and would not easily imitated; especially by Ringo.

Ook op Beatles for Sale:

ChordsNotes On
No Reply No Reply
I'm a Loser I'm a Loser
Baby's in Black Baby's in Black
Rock & Roll Music Rock & Roll Music
I'll Follow the Sun I'll Follow the Sun
Mr. Moonlight Mr. Moonlight
Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley] Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley]
Eight Days a Week Eight Days a Week
Words of Love Words of Love
Honey Don't Honey Don't
Every Little Thing Every Little Thing
I Don't Want to Spoil the Party I Don't Want to Spoil the Party
What You're Doing What You're Doing
Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby

Ook op Live At The BBC:

ChordsNotes On
Beatle Greetings (speech) 
From Us To You 
Riding On A Bus (speech) 
I Got A Woman 
Too Much Monkey Business 
Keep Your Hands Off My Baby 
I'll Be On My Way 
Young Blood 
A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues 
Sure To Fall 
Some Other Guy 
Thank You Girl Thank You Girl
Sha La La La La! (speech) 
Baby It's You Baby It's You
That's All Right (mama) 
Soldier Of Love 
A Little Rhyme (speech) 
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (over You) 
Crying, Waiting, Hoping 
Dear Wack! (speech) 
You've Really Got a Hold on Me You've Really Got a Hold on Me
To Know Her Is To Love Her 
A Taste of Honey A Taste of Honey
Long Tall Sally Long Tall Sally
I Saw Her Standing There I Saw Her Standing There
The Honeymoon Song 
Johnny B. Goode 
Memphis, Tennessee 
Can't Buy Me Love Can't Buy Me Love
From Fluff To You (speech) 
Till There Was You Till There Was You
Crinsk Dee Night 
A Hard Day's Night A Hard Day's Night
Have A Banana! 
I Wanna Be Your Man I Wanna Be Your Man
Just A Rumour 
Roll over Beethoven Roll over Beethoven
All My Loving All My Loving
Things We Said Today Things We Said Today
She's a Woman She's a Woman
Sweet Little Sixteen 
Lonesome Tears In My Eyes 
Nothin' Shakin' 
The Hippy Hippy Shake 
Glad All Over 
I Just Don't Understand 
So How Come (no One Loves Me) 
I Feel Fine I Feel Fine
I'm a Loser I'm a Loser
Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby
Rock & Roll Music Rock & Roll Music
Ticket to Ride Ticket to Ride
Dizzy Miss Lizzy Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley] Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley]
Set Fire To That Lot! 
Matchbox Matchbox
I Forgot To Remember To Forget 
Love These Goon Shows! 
I Got To Find My Baby 
Ooh! My Soul 
Ooh! My Arms 
Don't Ever Change 
Slow Down Slow Down
Honey Don't Honey Don't
Love Me Do Love Me Do

Ook op On Air - Live At The BBC Vol 2:

ChordsNotes On
And Here We Are Again (speech) 
Words of Love Words of Love
How About It, Gorgeus? (speech) 
Do You Want to Know a Secret Do You Want to Know a Secret
Hey, Paul... (speech) 
Anna (Go to Him) Anna (Go to Him)
Hello! (speech) 
Please Please Me Please Please Me
Misery Misery
I'm Talking About You 
A Real Treat (speech) 
Boys Boys
Absolutely Fab (speech) 
Chains Chains
Ask Me Why Ask Me Why
Till There Was You Till There Was You
Lend Me Your Comb 
Lower 5e (speech) 
The Hippy Hippy Shake 
Roll over Beethoven Roll over Beethoven
There's a Place There's a Place
Bumper Bundle (speech) 
P.S. I Love You P.S. I Love You
Please Mr. Postman Please Mr. Postman
Beautiful Dreamer 
Devil in Her Heart Devil in Her Heart
The 49 Weeks (speech) 
Sure To Fall 
Never Mind, Eh? (speech) 
Twist and Shout Twist and Shout
Bye, Bye (speech) 
John Pop Profile (speech) 
George Pop Profile (speech) 
I Saw Her Standing There I Saw Her Standing There
Glad All Over 
Lift Lid Again (speech) 
I'll Get You I'll Get You
She Loves You She Loves You
Memphis, Tennessee 
Happy Birthday, Dear Saturday Club 
Now Hush, Hush (speech) 
From Me to You From Me to You
Money (That's What I Want) Money (That's What I Want)
I Want to Hold Your Hand I Want to Hold Your Hand
Brian Bathtubes 
This Boy This Boy
If I Wasn't In America 
I Got A Woman 
Long Tall Sally Long Tall Sally
If I Fell If I Fell
A Hard Job Writing Them (speech) 
And I Love Her And I Love Her
Oh, Can't We? Yes We Can (speech) 
You Can't Do That You Can't Do That
Honey Don't Honey Don't
I'll Follow the Sun I'll Follow the Sun
Green With Black Shutters (speech) 
Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley] Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley]
That's What We're Here For (speech) 
I Feel Fine (Studio Outtake)
Paul Pop Profile (speech) 
Ringo Pop Profile (speech) 

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