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.