Honey Bun

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Honey Bun

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

At the Thanksgiving Follies, Nellie dons an oversized sailor’s uniform to portray a serviceman who sings the praises of his “dainty” girlfriend. When the sailor’s “Honey Bun” appears, she is played by Luther Billis, complete with grass skirt and coconut bikini top.

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“Honey Bun” LYRICS

Nellie:
My doll is as dainty as a sparrow,
Her figure is something to applaud.
Where she’s narrow, she’s narrow as an arrow,
And she’s broad where a broad should be broad!

A hundred and one
Pounds of fun—
That’s my little Honey Bun!
Get a load of Honey Bun tonight!

I’m speakin’ of my
Sweetie pie,
Only sixty inches high—
Ev’ry inch is packed with dynamite!

Her hair is blonde and curly,
Her curls are hurly-burly.
Her lips are pips!
I call her hips
“Twirly” and “Whirly.”

She’s my baby,
I’m her pap!
I’m her booby,
She’s my trap!
I am caught and I don’t wanta run
’Cause I’m havin’ so much fun with Honey Bun!

She’s my baby,
I’m her pap!
I’m her booby,
She’s my trap!
I am caught and I don’t wanta run
’Cause I’m havin’ so much fun with
Honey Bun…

Believe me, sonny!
She’s a cookie who can cook you till you’re done
Ain’t bein’ funny!
Sonny,
Put your money
On my Honey Bun!

Nurses:
A hundred and one
Pounds of fun—
That’s my little Honey Bun!
Get a load of Honey Bun tonight!
I’m speakin’ of my
Sweetie pie—

Billis:
Only sixty inches high—

All:
Ev’ry inch is packed with dynamite!

Her hair is blonde and curly,
Her curls are hurly-burly.
Her lips are pips!
I call her hips
“Twirly” and “Whirly.”

She’s my baby,
I’m her pap!
I’m her booby,
She’s my trap!

Billis:
I am caught and I don’t wanta run—

All:
’Cause I’m havin’ so much fun with Honey Bun!
And that’s the finish,
And it’s time to go, for now the show is done.
We hope you liked us,
And we hope that when you leave your seat and run
Down to the mess hall
You’ll enjoy your dinner each and every one.

Nellie:
Save me some turkey!

All:
And put some chestnut dressing on our
Honey Bun!