Sonny James – Here Comes Honey Again, is a 1971 single by Sonny James written by James and Carole Smith. “Here Comes Honey Again” was the last of sixteen, number one country hits in a row for Sonny James. His next release, his remake of “Only Love Can Break a Heart”, would peak at number two on country charts. “Here Comes Honey Again” would stay at number one for a single week and spend a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.
On the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, “Here Comes Honey Again” established James as the new record holder for most No. 1 songs in as many single releases with 16, surpassing Buck Owens (his labelmate at Capitol Records) who had 15 consecutive No. 1 songs without a miss from 1963-1967. James’ streak had started in 1967 with “Need You,” and save for non-charting Christmas singles released between 1967-1970, every one of his songs went to No. 1. The next single release, “Only Love Can Break a Heart,” peaked at No. 2 – held out by Freddie Hart’s “My Hang-Up Is You,” breaking the streak. James held the new record of 16 in a row without a miss until August 1985, when Alabama scored their 17th-straight No. 1 song in as many non-holiday single releases with “40 Hour Week (For a Livin’).”
Sonny James – Here Comes Honey Again
From the album Here Comes Honey Again
B-side “Only Ones We Truly Hurt (Are the Ones We Truly Love)”
Released September 1971
Songwriter(s) Sonny James, Carole Smith
Sonny James – Here Comes Honey Again lyrics
Just about the time I pull myself together
When the hurt in me gets better than it’s been
Just about the time I feel life’s still worth living
It’s funny, here comes honey, again.
Honey comes and honey stays just long enough to tear my mind up
Then she leaves me just the way I knew she would
And I have to start all over start to picking up the pieces
Times like this I almost wish she’d go for good.
Just about the time I’d find myself a new love
When this broken heart she left me starts to mend
Then that’s just about the time that I’ll be saying
It’s funny here comes honey, again.
— Instrumental —
Just about the time I feel life’s till worth living
It’s funny here comes honey again.
It’s funny here comes honey again…