Honeycomb
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


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(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
Oh, 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)

Overall Meaning

The song "Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers is a cheerful, upbeat tune that explores the wonders of love through nature. The song opens with a reflection on the beauty of life, expressing how peculiar it is that the bee makes honey and how bees, honey, and honeycomb coexist in our world. The singer compares this to the sweetness of his lover's lips, which he attributes to the many trips the honeycomb has taken to create such a perfect sweetness.


The second verse delves deeper into the creation of life, with Rogers singing about how God created trees and birds, searching for that perfect word that compared to their sweetness. Here, he finds the word "love" and uses it to describe the love he has for his partner. The song concludes with more comparisons to love and the honeycomb, with Rogers expressing how much he adores his partner and how lucky he feels to have her as his wife.


Overall, "Honeycomb" is a charming, lighthearted song that celebrates the beauty of life and the wonders of love through nature.


Line by Line Meaning

Well it's a darn good life
Life is really good


And it's kinda funny
It's sort of amusing


How the Lord made the bee
It's interesting how God created bees


And the bee made the honey
Bees produce honey


And the honeybee lookin' for a home
Honeybees search for a place to live


And they called it honeycomb
The bees named their home honeycomb


And they roamed the world and they gathered all
The bees traveled everywhere and collected all of the honeycomb


Of the honeycomb into one sweet ball
They merged the honeycomb into a singular sweet object


And the honeycomb from a million trips
The bees collected the honeycomb from a million journeys


Made my baby's lips
The honey from the honeycomb made my lover's lips sweet


Oh, Honeycomb, won't you be my baby
I want Honeycomb to be my partner


Well, Honeycomb, be my own
Please be mine


Got a hank o' hair and a piece o' bone
I have curly hair and a nice physique


And made a walkin' talkin' Honeycomb
All those parts combined make me a charming Honeycomb


What a darn good life
Life is pretty amazing


When you got a wife like Honeycomb
Having a partner like Honeycomb makes life even better


And the Lord said now that I made a bee
God says that after creating bees


I'm gonna look all around for a green, green tree
God looks for a green tree


And He made a little tree and I guess you heard
God created a little tree, maybe you've heard of it


Oh, then well he made a little bird
Then, he made a little bird


And they waited all around till the end of Spring
The bird and the tree waited until the end of Spring


Gettin' every note that the birdie'd sing
They listened to every song the birdie sang


And they put 'em all into one sweet tome
They combined them into one sweet book


For my Honeycomb
For my beloved partner


And the Lord says now that I made a bird
God says after making a bird


I'm gonna look all round for a little ol' word
He searches for a small sweet word


That sounds about sweet like "turtledove"
Something with similar sweetness to the word "turtledove"


And I guess I'm gonna call it "love"
He decides to call it "love"


And He roamed the world lookin' everywhere
God searches the entire world


Gettin' love from here, love from there
He finds love in various places


And He put it all in a little ol' part
He puts all the love in a small part


Of my baby's heart
In my lover's heart




Lyrics © MUSIC & MEDIA INT'L, INC., Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: BOB MERRILL

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Comments from YouTube:

@olbear9984

My wife liked this song. Married her Aug. 19, 1956. She went home Feb. 23, 2022. Loved her so. RIP Sweetheart. 🐻😥😥

@calista910

Aw how sweet my bf sings me this song to show he loves me

@dennykepler2879

😥💔 My sincere condolences.
My birthday is on August 19th and, for some reason, this song came on my My 2 weeks ago !! May the God of all Comfort comfort you now and as your Anniversary comes soon. Jesus bless you. 🙏

@montanamayfield

😊😊

@ddwill8485

My prayers and condolences. May this song always bring you fond memories.

@Colorado23395

Dennykelper, don’t post a smile emoji, this is serious

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@sandy6660

Loved this song when it was released, and still do. Jimmy Rodgers a talented.artist. Thanks for sharing.🎶❤️

@pjj9491

Funny how the cig seemed natural...lol

@flashcraft8287

@@pjj9491, right? Back then men really were men and not the transgender freaks produced today.

@Anonymousbzcheese

R.I.P your songs always bring back sweet memories. When men used to respect and appreciate women for the gift we once were

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