My daughter in law Manjiree calls my son “Honey” on occasion and quite when and why is something that I am trying to figure out. When I do, I shall post a sequel to this.

Whenever she does call him Honey, I am reminded of this old song that my brother Arvind and I used to sing in the fifties of the last century. Manjiree is trying to persuade Arvind to sing it to her over the phone.

You know, the landlord rang my front door bell.
I let it ring for a long, long spell.
I went to the window,
I peeped through the blind,
And asked him to tell me what’s on his mind.
He said,

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey, if you want to get along with me.

Well, I screamed and I hollered,
I was so hard-pressed.
I called the woman that I loved the best.
I finally got my baby about half past three,
She said I’d like to know what you want with me.
I said,

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get along with me.

Well, I said tell me baby, what’s wrong with you?
From this day on our romance is through
I said, tell me baby, face to face
How could another man take my place?
She said,

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get a long with me.

Well, I’ve learned my lesson and now I know
The sun may shine and the winds may blow.
The women may come and the women may go,
But before I say I love you so,
I want

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get along with me.

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16 Responses to Honey!

  1. Grannymar says:

    That is me out so… I might have honey, but ain’t got money! 😆
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  2. shackman says:

    That’s better than mine – all I think of is that saccharine little ditty from Boby Goldsboro – Honey –

  3. tammyj says:

    well. i think that’s sweet. 🙂
    no pun intended.
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  4. If you’ve got the money, Honey, I’ve got the time: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f2x0fMszj58&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Df2x0fMszj58
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  5. bikehikebabe says:

    She calls him Honey on occasion because she needs to get on his good side. Examples: They had an argument, she wrecked the car, she wants to buy something expensive. 🙂

  6. Anna says:

    It took me back in time. Didn’t he sing fantastic, no matter what the message.

  7. “Honey”, is the sweetest term of endearment…no pun intended…in our family. It is familiar and used only with those who are well-loved or young…as in husband, children and grandchildren. When a stranger uses it, I know they think I am old and diminutive.
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