"Come Go with Me" is a song written by C. E. Quick (aka Clarence Quick), an original member (bass vocalist) of the American doo-wop vocal group The Del-Vikings (also spelled Dell Vikings on Dot records releases, with no dash). The song was originally recorded by The Del-Vikings in 1956 and was released on Fee Bee Records. Norman Wright was the lead vocalist on this song. When the group signed with Dot Records in 1957, the song became a hit, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming the group's highest-charting song. The song was later featured in the films American Graffiti (1973), Diner (1982), Stand by Me (1986) and Joe Versus the Volcano (1990).
Dion covered a version of the song on his 1962 album, Lovers Who Wander. Released as a single, it reached #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963.
"Come Go with Me" was later covered by the American rock band The Beach Boys and was included on their 1978 album, M.I.U. Album. Although not released as a single at the time, the song was included on a Beach Boys compilation album, Ten Years of Harmony, in 1981. This version was then released as a single to promote the compilation album, and it then rose to #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1982. When that compilation was reissued on CD, an alternative take of the song was used.
When Paul McCartney saw John Lennon for the first time in 1957, Lennon was performing this song with his band the Quarrymen. According to McCartney's recollection in The Beatles Anthology, Lennon, who did not recall much of the song's lyrics, inserted lyrics from blues songs (including the line, "Down, down down to the penitentiary.")
The Fleetwoods released a cover version of this song in 1959 on their album, Mr. Blue.