This hit song is very depressing. “Honey” is about a man who is suffering from the death of his wife. He remembers her planting of a tree in their garden. He remembers when she wrecked the car. He keeps repeating that he misses her.
Bobby Goldboro was first a guitar player for Roy Orbison. His first hit song in 1963 was “See the Funny Little Clown.” A hit from 1970 was “Watching Scotty Grow.” He had a syndicated TV show from 1973 to 1975. He wrote the theme for the TV show “Evening Shade.” Now he spends a lot of time painting. He even sells his paintings on his website. (Danger! It has audio at start-up.)
“Honey” was a monster hit. It is said that it was the best selling song in the world in 1968. It was the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart from April 7 – May 11 (5 weeks). Over on the Cash Box chart it was at the top spot for four weeks (April 14 – May 11, 1968).