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Honey pie

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She was a working girl
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Our version of Honey pie (from The White Album, 1968) has been making audiences giggle for decades. It was on The King’s Singers’ 1986 album, The Beatles Connection, which was co-produced by The Beatles’ own George Martin. It hasn’t been recorded since then, but has become a regular crowd-pleaser, with Paul Hart’s masterful arrangement giving plenty of scope for signature on-stage silliness. The song is sung in the voice of a boyfriend who is feeling abandoned in the north of England, while his girlfriend is busy becoming a movie star in Hollywood. The original song, and the arrangement, are coloured with some of the music hall and ragtime sounds that conjure images of glamorous streets in 1960s California. And even Louis Armstrong himself makes a brief appearance towards the end of the arrangement. Or is that Johnny …?

from notes by The King's Singers © 2021

Recordings

The King's Singers – The Library, Vol. 3
Studio Master: SIGCD678Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 1 on SIGCD678 [2'50] Download only

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ISRC
GB-LLH-21-67801
Duration
2'50
Recording date
10 September 2020
Recording venue
Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke d'Abernon, Cobham, Surrey, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nigel Short
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
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  1. The King's Singers – The Library, Vol. 3 (SIGCD678)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: June 2021
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