I'll Be Home

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For the Meghan Trainor song, see I'll Be Home for Christmas (EP). For the Randy Newman song, see Randy Newman Live.

"I'll Be Home" is a 1955 song that was written by Ferdinand Washington and Stan Lewis.[1] The song was originally a hit for The Flamingos on the Checker Records subsidiary of Chess Records. Their recording went to No. 5 on Billboard's R&B chart.[2]

Cover versions[edit]

Slim Whitman featured a version on his hit 1977 album Home on the Range.


  1. ^ a b Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 25. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 207. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 75. 
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 59–60. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.