Honey Chile
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Lyrics


You're shiftless and you're lazy
Just like the hound dog, Daisy
I had when grandma raised me
Honey chile, poor Granny
Got too old to scorn me
Dear old auntie warned me
You sure was no good for me
Honey chile, but your kiss
Is sweeter than the cake
That grandma used to make
Oh them sweet little things about ya
Sure enough takes the cake
You ain't gonna amount to nothing
'Cause you ain't gonna work for nothing
Without you, I'm good for nothing
Honey chile, honey chile
Sure 'bout to drive me wild
And I love you so
Can't let go
Now honey chile oh sugar chile
I'd walk a country mile
Just to be with you
And to stay with you, now honey chile

I try to act like a lady
But you've been courtin' Sadie
Your reputation's shady
Honey chile, hey you even took out Sally
Who lives across the alley
Oh I've been keeping tally
Honey chile you're like the grapes
Upon the vine at winning pretty wine
'Cause like that home made wine so sweet
You sure enough drove me out of my mind now
You ain't nothing but a playboy
Using me for a play toy
You're ruining my pride and joy
Now honey chile, honey chile
Sure 'bout to drive me wild
And I love you so, can't let go
Now honey, ,oh sugar chile
I'd walk a country mile
Just to be with you
And to stay with you, now honey chile

One day I'm gonna get stronger
And I won't need you no longer
This feeling will be a goner
Honey chile, hey now I can't take disgracin'
That ain't the way granny raised me
You're gonna just hurt like crazy
Honey chile, sugar chile
I'd walk a country mile
Just to be with you
And to stay with you, honey chile
Hey honey chile sure 'bout to drive me wild

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: RICHARD MORRIS, SYLVIA MOY

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frankie hunter

Perfect indeed in every respect. Only Motown could release such kind of excellency.

Bobby Reynolds

I believe "Honey Chile" was the most successful single by Martha Reeves & the Vandellas to be produced by Richard Morris, who came to Motown from Ed Wingate's Golden World/Ric-Tic label (which Motown would soon buy out). Morris also co-wrote the song with Sylvia Moy, and I agree, it was one of Martha & the Vandellas' best!

Randall Long

But thin comparison to Dancing in The Street 👍

NYC Songman

Thanks for the 411 on Richard Morris; loved how he employed those Southern country-flavored strings to underscore the "Honey" part of this great piece.
His pet fuzztone guitar here was more prominent in the Vandellas' grittier,
yet solid "Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone."
The great Sylvia Moy, besides co-writing several pop/ R&B classics, is credited with salvaging Stevie Wonder's career (Motown was going to drop him [ ! ] ).

Sam Williams

James Jamerson was such an amazing bass player. he really revolutionized the bass's role in popular music. I love it how on this track and on many others, his bass really pops out.

Monterrayy505

Martha at her finest! Saw her years ago at West Bury Music Fare, along with the Marvelettes and Mary Wells, they were all awesome! Love the CKLW intro!

Yvonne Calhoun

I was in elementary school when this was released.  Loved it then and love it now.

Los Angeles guy

You should have seen me strutting around Manual Arts HS in Los Angeles while this song was playing.....everyone was slipping me five.....oh yeah...:)

Adrienne Robinson

Yes INDEED

Sheila Palmer

Michael Anderson ilove this jam

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