Honeysuckle Rose


Nothing like a pandemic to help us realize just how much we need each other. I can tell you that Reid and I never would have thought that his day job as a unionized hotel server and his career in the ever crumbling music industry would be considered eggs in the same basket – but here we are. Hard not to fret with both careers very much out of commission…
Speaking of ! Back in May, a real keeper of a fan and husband; Neil Guernsey commissioned us to record this old Tin Pan Alley tune to celebrate his sweet Marie on her bday. Since this was our first Covid Commission we doubled down and filmed them a super sweet video to match! Living next door to Vancouver’s Stanley Park provided the perfect backdrop, where we find Reido frolicking in the floral wonder. Oh boy did we need this project to lift our spirits. Hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.  

Video: https://youtu.be/DnCxRlryMl0  –Can you believe we filmed this on our phone!?!
MP3 https://soundcloud.com/reidjamieson/honeysucklerose (available on Spotify Sept 21)

This recording and video simply would not exist without folks like Neil and Marie. They brought the song to life, and that’s pretty danged amazing. At a time when artists can’t really sell muisc or even play live anymore, we need an army of Patrons of the Arts more than ever. Maybe you would like to help create something magical for someone special while supporting Reido?

Make a Special Request! http://reidjamieson.com/special-requests  

and/or Become a Patron! https://www.patreon.com/reidjamieson

CREDITS (lyrics below)

Honeysuckle Rose – Performed by Reid Jamieson. http://wetcoast.org/rjdev
Written by Andy Razaf / Thomas Waller
Commissioned by Neil Guernsey for our sweet Lemon Marie, May 2020.
Video filmed and directed by Carolyn Victoria Mill.



Every honey bee is filled with jealousy
When they see you out with me
I don’t blame them goodness knows,
Honeysuckle rose

When you’re passin’ the flowers droop and sigh
And I know the reason why
You’re much sweeter heaven knows,
Honeysuckle rose

Don’t buy sugar, You just touch my cup
You’re my sugar, So sweet when you stir it up

When I’m taking sips from your tasty lips,
The honey fairly drips
You’re confection goodness knows,
Honeysuckle rose


I Don’t buy sugar, You just touch my cup
You’re my sugar, It’s so sweet when you stir it up

When I’m taking sips from your tasty lips
The honey fairly drips
You are perfection goodness knows,
Honeysuckle rose

Written by Andy Razaf / Thomas Waller
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Peermusic Publishing, BMG Rights Management