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A Taste of Honey

Composer(s) : Bobby Scott / Ric Marlow
Year : 1962
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Chords/Tabs: A Taste of Honey

a Taste of Honey

KEY F# minor

METER 3/4 (Verse) and 4/4 (Bridge)

FORM Intro -> Verse -> Bridge -> Verse -> Bridge (complete ending)

COMPOSERS Marlow/Scott


- The original is in the lower key of e and runs a bit faster. It also has a *third verse* (plus bridge) absent from the Beatles version; perhaps their slower tempo argued in favor of dropping it. The arrangements are otherwise rather similar, although the Beatles feature a scalar walking bassline and a complete ending whereas the original fades out.

- The music features a number of tricks: the slow intro and outro, the modally inflected minor key, and the constant switching between ternary and binary meters from section to section; the latter would eventually make its conspicuous appearance in several Beatles compositions, but not until much later.

- This also happens to be a type of sticky sweet ballad of the sort to which Paul must have always been drawn but did not write for himself until, say, "And I Love Her." Interestingly, that particular song is not only heavily in the minor mode, but also has one special detail in common with "A Taste of Honey" -- both end surprisingly on a Major chord.

Ook op Please Please Me:

ChordsNotes On
I Saw Her Standing There I Saw Her Standing There
Misery Misery
Chains Chains
Anna (Go to Him) Anna (Go to Him)
Boys Boys
Ask Me Why Ask Me Why
Please Please Me Please Please Me
Love Me Do Love Me Do
P.S. I Love You P.S. I Love You
Baby It's You Baby It's You
Do You Want to Know a Secret Do You Want to Know a Secret
A Taste of Honey A Taste of Honey
There's a Place There's a Place
Twist and Shout Twist and Shout

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

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