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
Writer(s) Charles Warfield, Clarence Williams
Language English

"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 No. 6.[2]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ David A. Jasen, Gene Jones: Spreadin' Rhythm Around: Black Popular Songwriters, 1880–1930. Routledge, 2005. ISBN 0-415-97704-5
  2. ^ "Jazz Standards Songs and Instrumentals (Baby Won't You Please Come Home)". Retrieved 2016-07-26. 
  3. ^ Scott Yanow. "Horn A-Plenty - Al Hirt | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-26.