A Taste of Honey is a popular song written by Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow.
In 1960, Bobby Scott first composed the music that was the main theme (in three parts) of the play A taste of honey , Shelagh Delaney. The same year, the song performed by his composer is published on Atlantic. During the year 1962, Martin Denny, as well as the Victor Feldman Quartet, recorded their own versions, and each obtained a moderate success. However, Denny's version earned him a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Theme. Another instrumental version was more successful in 1965 with Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass (A & M). The instrumental piece reaches the 7th place of the Billboard, and the ensemble receives three Grammy Awards: one for the best record of the year, another for the best musical arrangement and a third for the best musical performance (excluding jazz). . Larry Levine, the sound engineer, also receives a Grammy for sound recording (excluding the classic).
In 1962, Ric Marlow added lyrics to Scott's music, and Lenny Welch recorded the first sung version of A Taste of Honey, which was published on September 17, 1962, under the label Cadence.
The song will have a French translation under the title A man came.