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Jimmy Rodgers Honeycomb

Pop Music

The song “Honeycomb” was a cross-over from country into the Pop and R&B charts. It went to #1 on both the U.S. Singles and R&B charts as well as #7 on the County & Western Best Sellers in Stores chart in 1957. The song, written by Bob Merill, was a big hit for Jimmie Rodgers.

Rodgers was born James Frederick Rodgers in Camas, Washington (and is not related to the country singer of the same name). Rodgers’ mother taught him to play the piano and guitar. He joined a band while serving in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. He was also one of the contestants on Arthur Godfrey’s talent show, which helped his career and led to him getting his music recorded. Rodgers also had hits with “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, “Oh–Oh, I’m Falling in Love Again,” “Secretly”, and “Are you Really Mine.” to mention a few.

Here are the lyrics to “Honeycomb” by Jimmie Rodgers:

(Honeycomb)
(Honeycomb)

Well it’s a darn good life
And it’s kinda funny
How the Lord made the bee
And the bee made the honey
And the honeybee lookin’ for a home
And they called it honeycomb
And they roamed the world and they gathered all
Of the honeycomb into one sweet ball
And the honeycomb from a million trips
Made my baby’s lips

Oh, Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
Got a hank o’ hair and a piece o’ bone
And made a walkin’ talkin’ Honeycomb
Well, Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
What a darn good life
When you got a wife like Honeycomb

(Honeycomb)

And the Lord said now that I made a bee
I’m gonna look all around for a green, green tree
And He made a little tree and I guess you heard
What then, well, he made a little bird
And they waited all around till the end of Spring
Gettin’ every note that the birdie’d sing
And they put ’em all into one sweet tome
For my Honeycomb

Oh, Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
Got a hank o’ hair and a piece o’ bone
And made a walkin’ talkin’ Honeycomb
Well, Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
What a darn good life
When you got a wife like Honeycomb

(Honeycomb)

And the Lord says now that I made a bird
I’m gonna look all round for a little ol’ word
That sounds about sweet like “turtledove”
And I guess I’m gonna call it “love”
And He roamed the world lookin’ everywhere
Gettin’ love from here, love from there
And He put it all in a little ol’ part
Of my baby’s heart

Oh, Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
Got a hank o’ hair and a piece o’ bone
And made a walkin’ talkin’ Honeycomb
Well, Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
What a darn good life
When you got a wife like Honeycomb

(Honeycomb)

If you are interested in reading about and listening to another song by Jimmie Rodgers, please click here for “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine.”

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