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"Honey Don't"
Song by The Beatles
Album Beatles for Sale
Released December 4. 1964 (mono and stereo)
Recorded October 18, 1964
Genre Rockabilly
Length 2:55
Label Parlophone
Writer Carl Perkins
Producer George Martin
Beatles for Sale track listing
We all knew 'Honey Don't', it was one of those songs that every band in Liverpool played. I used to love country music and country rock. I'd had my own show with Rory Storm, when I would do five or six numbers. So singing and performing wasn't new to me; it was a case of finding a vehicle for me with The Beatles. That's why we did it on Beatles For Sale. It was comfortable. And I was finally getting one track on a record: my little featured spot.

—Ringo Starr, The Beatles Anthology, p.160, 2000

First was 'Honey Don't', another Carl Perkins cover version, with Ringo taking the lead vocal. John had previously sung this on stage but Ringo always had at least one vocal per album so he did the recording. It was perfect in five takes, the fifth being 'best'.

—Mark Lewisohn, The Beatles Recording Sessions, p.51, 1988

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