|"With Pen In Hand"
lyrics and music by Bobby Goldsboro
|"With Pen In Hand" is by far Bobby Goldsboro's most recorded composition. This heart-wrenching, poetic, ballad of divorce was a huge hit for Vikki Carr in 1969. Moreover, in the United States, the song has charted for at least 4 different singers - Carr, Johnny Darrell [ first ], Billy Vera and Jerry Vale - in addition to Goldsboro himself.
Greater than 75** different artists, across musical genres, have released the song on 45 rpm or as album tracks. Also known as "Pen In Hand", it has been recorded internationally, including in French, German and Spanish. Goldsboro wrote the song to be told from either the man or woman's point of view. [ click each for larger/alternate view ]
|Today's Audio Clip -
"With Pen In Hand"
by Bobby Goldsboro
|With Pen In Hand|
|the late Johnny Darrell|
|Vikki Carr - from the UK|
|Frankie McBride - from the UK|
|Dorothy Moore - from Japan|