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BOBBY GOLDSBORO: HONEY (Bobby Russell) 4/4 - 94

In 1968, this pretty sad song was a world wide hit record.
In the U.S.A. it peaked on nr. 1, and was in the Top-20 for 11 weeks.
In the U.K. it peaked on nr. 2, and was also for 11 weeks in the Top-20.
In the Netherlands it peaked on nr. 6, and charted for 12 weeks.

You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBiaEni6ePk

      
[Intro]

Dm7    G7    C    Cmaj7  C6  


[Verse 1]

C
See the tree, how big it's grown,
   Cmaj7            C7
but friend it hasn't been too long,
  Dm7        G7  Dm7  G7
it wasn't big.
 Dm7                G7
I laughed at her and she got mad,
   Dm7                G7
the first day that she planted it,
   C           Cmaj7  C6  
was just a twig.


[Verse 2]

C
Then the first snow came,
           Cmaj7            C7
and she ran out to brush the snow away,
     Dm7          G7  Dm7  G7
so it wouldn't die.
    Dm7        G7          
Came runnin' in all excited,
Dm7                G7
slipped and almost hurt herself,
     C                   Cmaj7  C6  
and I laughed till I cried.


[Verse 3]

C                            
She was always young at heart,
Cmaj7          C7
kinda dumb and kinda smart,
     Dm7          G7  Dm7  G7
and I loved her so.
   Dm7             G7          
And I surprised her with a puppy,
Dm7            G7
kept me up all Christmas Eve,
   C         Cmaj7  C6
two years ago.


[Verse 4]

   C
And it would sure embarrass her,
    Cmaj7          C7
when I came in from workin' late,
        Dm7        G7  Dm7  G7
'cause I would know.
    Dm7                G7              
That she'd been sittin' there and cryin',
Dm7          G7           
   Over some sad and silly,
C               Cmaj7
late, late show.


[Chorus]

    C6      Dm7      G7  Dm7
And honey, I miss you,
    G7       C    Cmaj7
and I'm bein' good.
        C6        Dm7      G7  Dm7
And I'd love to be with you,
   G7    C     Cmaj7  C6
if only I could.


[Verse 5]

   C
She wrecked the car and she was sad,
   Cmaj7          C7
and so afraid that I'd be mad,
   Dm7           G7  Dm7  G7
but what the heck.
      Dm7         G7
Though I pretended hard to be,
     Dm7               G7
guess you could say she saw through me,
   C             Cmaj7  C6  
and hugged my neck.


[Verse 6]

C
I came home unexpectedly,
   Cmaj7             C7
and caught her cryin' needlessly,
      Dm7               G7  Dm7  G7
in the middle of the day.
   Dm7           G7
And it was in the early spring,
    Dm7               G7
when flowers bloom and robins sing,
   C         Cmaj7
she went away.


[Chorus]

    C6      Dm7      G7  Dm7
And honey, I miss you,
    G7       C    Cmaj7
and I'm bein' good.
        C6        Dm7      G7  Dm7
And I'd love to be with you,
   G7    C    Cmaj7  Em7  A7
if only I could.


[Verse 7]

   D
One day while I was not at home,
     Dmaj7             D7
while she was there and all alone,
   Em7         A7  Em7  A7
the angels came.
   Em7           A7
Now all I have is memories,
  Em7         A7
of Honey and I wake up nights,
   D             Dmaj7  D6  
and call her name.


[Verse 8]

D
Now my life's an empty stage,
     Dmaj7           D7
where Honey lived and Honey played,
   Em7          A7  Em7  A7
and love grew up.
     Em7                A7
And a small cloud passes overhead,
   Em7               A7
and cries down on the flower bed,
    D           Dmaj7  D6
that Honey loved.


[Verse 9]

   D
And see the tree how big it's grown,
   Dmaj7            D7
but friend it hasn't been too long,
  Em7        A7  Em7  A7
it wasn't big.

(in fade out)

     Em7                A7
And I laughed at her and she got mad,
   Em7                A7
the first day that she planted it,
   D           Dmaj7  D6  
was just a twig.
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cruelassassin79 25 Nov 25, 2015 01:06 AM

dude nice I love this song it makes me cry

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Addepat 10 Oct 11, 2016 03:50 PM

yeah me too......

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chrisruffstuff01 10 Feb 16, 2016 09:17 AM

really cool song reminds me of my mum when i play it, she had a dog called honey! try playing along to 130 bpm blues shuffle drum beat ;) it works for me!

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