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Honey by Bobby Goldsboro

Honey by Bobby Goldsboro

Country Music

The song “Honey” is  about a man who has lost his woman and was written by singer-songwriter Bobby Russell. Bobby Goldsboro recorded it in 1968 for his album titled Honey. The song is also known as “Honey (I Miss You)” and was originally  titled “Pledge of Love.”  The song went to #1 on the U.S. Hot 100, Hot Country Singles, Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks, Canadian RPM Country Tracks, and Canadian RPM Top Singles. It went to #2 on the U.K. Singles Chart. A re-released in 1975 also went to #2 in the U.K. and Australia. “Honey” sold more than one million copies and was awarded an RIAA gold record.

The Cincinnati Enquirer has it on its “worst songs of all-time” list, and Todd Leopold of CNN said it was “The Worst Song of All Time.” However, it was an international hit and has had many covers, so  it has its fans. There are  versions by Ronnie Aldrich, Ed Ames, Eddy Arnold, Ray Conniff, Frankie Laine, John D. Loudermilk, Dean Martin, Roger Miller, Ptti Page, Gary Puckett & The Union Gape,  Andy Williams, Tammy Wynette, Four Tops, Jim Nabors, Roger Whittaker, Lawrence Welk, and Aaron Neville, just to name a few.

Bobby Goldsboro is a pop and country singer-songwriters, who was born in Marianna, Florida. He has had hits with “See the Funny Little Clown, “Little Things,” “It’s Too Late,” “Autumn of My Life,” “Watching Scotty Grow,” and “With Pen in Hand.”

Here are the lyrics to “Honey” by Bobby Goldsboro:

“See the tree, how big it’s grown
But friend it hasn’t been too long, it wasn’t big
I laughed at her and she got mad
The first day that she planted it, was just a twig

Then the first snow came and she ran out
To brush the snow away so it wouldn’t die
Came runnin’ in all excited slipped and almost hurt herself
And I laughed till I cried

She was always young at heart
Kinda dumb and kinda smart and I loved her so
And I surprised her with a puppy
Kept me up all Christmas Eve two years ago

And it would sure embarrass her
When I came in from workin’ late ’cause I would know
That she’d been sittin’ there and cryin’
Over some sad and silly late, late show

And Honey, I miss you
And I’m bein’ good
And I’d love to be with you
If only I could

She wrecked the car and she was sad
And so afraid that I’d be mad
But what the heck though I pretended hard to be
Guess you could say, she saw through me and hugged my neck

I came home unexpectedly
And caught her cryin’ needlessly in the middle of the day
And it was in the early spring
When flowers bloom and robins sing she went away

And Honey, I miss you
And I’m bein’ good
And I’d love to be with you
If only I could

One day while I was not at home
While she was there and all alone, the angels came
Now all I have is memories of Honey
And I wake up nights and call her name

Now my life’s an empty stage
Where Honey lived and Honey played and love grew up
And a small cloud passes overhead
And cries down on the flower bed that Honey loved

And see the tree how big it’s grown
But friend it hasn’t been too long, it wasn’t big
And I laughed at her and she got mad
The first day that she planted it, was just a twig”

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