Baby Won't You Please Come Home

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"Baby Won't You Please Come Home"
Song by Charles Warfield and Clarence Williams
Published 1919
Genre Blues
Language English
Writer Charles Warfield, Clarence Williams

"Baby Won't You Please Come Home" is a blues song written by Charles Warfield and Clarence Williams in 1919. The song's authorship is disputed; Warfield claims that he was the sole composer of the song.[1]

The song has been covered by a large number of musicians and has become a jazz standard. The first hit version was Bessie Smith's 1923 recording, which stayed on four weeks on the charts peaking at #6.[2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ David A. Jasen, Gene Jones: Spreadin' Rhythm Around: Black Popular Songwriters, 1880–1930. Routledge, 2005. ISBN 0-415-97704-5
  2. ^ Baby Won't You Please Come Home at jazzstandards.com - retrieved on 26 April 2009
  3. ^ Al Hirt, Horn A-Plenty Retrieved April 8, 2013.

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