Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home
Bobby Darin Lyrics


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Hey, Bill Bailey, don't look now but somebody's calling you
Who, why, your lady friend, that's who
If I were you, If I were you, I'd get my little old self home

Won't you come home, Bill Bailey, won't you come home?
She moans the whole day long
I'll do the cooking, honey, I'll pay the rent
I know I done you wrong

Do you remember that rainy evening
I threw you out with nothing but a fine tooth comb
Yeah, I know I'm to blame, ain't it a shame
Bailey, won't you please come home
(A walk on home, Bill)

(Ah, like it like that)

(Hey, Bailey let's go on home one more time you hear)

Won't you come home, Bill Bailey, won't you come home?
She moans the whole day long
I'll do the cooking, honey, I'll pay the rent
I know I done you wrong

Do you remember that rainy evening, ah
That I drove you out, with nothing but a fine tooth comb
(And you are bald)
I know I'm to blame, well ain't it a shame

Bailey, won't you please come
Bailey, won't you please come
Bailey, won't you please come
Bailey, won't you please come, ah
Bailey, won't you please come

Come on, baby, won't you please come
Yo baby, won't you please come
Baby, won't you please come
Baby, won't you please come
One more time




Oh, Bailey won't you please come home
(Get on home)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Bobby Darin's song "Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home" tell a story of a woman pleading with her partner, Bill Bailey, to come back home to her. She tells him that someone is calling out for him, and it turns out to be her. She begs him to come home, promising to do everything for him, including cooking and paying rent. The song shifts to a flashback of a rainy evening when she threw him out and left him with nothing but a fine tooth comb. The woman admits that she is to blame for their problems but still begs Bailey to come home.


The song's lyrics reflect the theme of heartbreak and regret in a romantic relationship. The woman is expressing her desperation to have Bailey back and is willing to do anything to make it happen. The lyrics also reflect the societal expectations of a woman's role in a relationship, including cooking and paying rent, which can be seen as sexist or traditional gender roles.


Overall, "Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home" tells a tragic story of a broken relationship with strong emotions of love and regret. The lyrics of the song continue to resonate with listeners for decades since its release.


Line by Line Meaning

Hey, Bill Bailey, don't look now but somebody's calling you
Bill Bailey, pay attention, someone is trying to get your attention.


Who, why, your lady friend, that's who
Your girlfriend is the one trying to get in touch with you.


If I were you, If I were you, I'd get my little old self home
If I were in your shoes, I would hurry home.


Won't you come home, Bill Bailey, won't you come home?
Please come back home, Bill Bailey.


She moans the whole day long
Your girlfriend is very upset and complains all day long.


I'll do the cooking, honey, I'll pay the rent
I promise to take care of you and contribute to the household expenses.


I know I done you wrong
I am aware that I have hurt you in some way.


Do you remember that rainy evening
Do you recall a specific night when something happened?


I threw you out with nothing but a fine tooth comb
I kicked you out and you left with nothing of value.


Yeah, I know I'm to blame, ain't it a shame
I am responsible for causing problems, and it's regrettable.


Bailey, won't you please come home
Bill Bailey, please come home to sort things out with your girlfriend.


Come on, baby, won't you please come
Please come back, baby.




Lyrics © DistroKid, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: HUGHIE (PD WRITER) CANNON, MASON DARING

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Daniel

One heck of a entertainer. A life cut way to soon. RIP Mr. Darin. Remember one thing he was one of the first Emmy winners, in the late 50s. When the emmys started.

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@grady1610

My dad loved this one. He always sang it with a smile. Been over 40 yrs now.......

@sauquoit13456

On this day in 1960 {June 7th} Bobby Darin performed "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?" on the NBC-TV program 'The George Burns Show'...
At the time the song was at #43 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; a little under four weeks later on July 4th, 1960 it would peak at #19 {for 1 week} and it stayed on the chart for 11 weeks...
The record's B-side, "I'll Be There", also made the Top 100; it reached #79 on the chart...
Between 1958 and 1973 he had forty Top 100 records; ten made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Mack the Knife" for 9 weeks in 1959...
He just missed having a second #1 record when "Dream Lover" peaked at #2* {for 1 week} in 1959...
Mr. Darin, born Walden Robert Cassotto, passed away on December 20th, 1973 at the young age of 37...
May he R.I.P.
* The week "Dream Love" it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton...

@WytZox1

Years later George Burns guested on Bobby Darin's prime time variety hour. Sadly not long after that Bobby tragically died too young. A great talent we lost much too soon! ♣

@beckyzaugg8513

What talent!
( i think „ Mack the knife“ was his masterpiece .

@timmyb58

Simply put, "The Master."

@1uptospeed

as bobby said i like it like that!

@benjaminscott9162

I came here from listening to this song on The Hallmark Movie Surprised By Love.

@felicitysmibert3409

The Earl of Mustard sang and danced this as a busker London 1969 look it up. Fabulous

@mcdadypete

I just found this in 45

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