Come On-A My House
Rosemary Clooney Lyrics


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Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you candy
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give a you
Apple, a plum and apricot-a too eh
Come on-a my house, my house a come on
Come on-a my house, my house a come on
Come on-a my house, my house I'm gonna give a you
Figs and dates and grapes and cakes eh
Come on-a my house, my house a come on
Come on-a my house, my house a come on
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you candy
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you everything

Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you Christmas tree
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you
Marriage ring and a pomegranate too ah
Come on-a my house, my house a come on
Come on-a my house, my house a come on
Come on-a my house, my house I'm gonna give a you
Peach and pear and I love your hair ah
Come on-a my house, my house a come on
Come on-a my house, my house a come on
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you Easta-egg
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you
Everything, everything, everything





Come on-a my house

Overall Meaning

"Come On-a My House" is a playful and flirtatious song that urges a lover to come to the singer's house for sweet treats and gifts. The song was written by Ross Bagdasarian and William Saroyan, and it was first recorded in 1951 by Bagdasarian under the stage name David Seville. However, it was the version by Rosemary Clooney in 1951 that became the most popular and enduring.


Throughout the song, the singer lists various fruits and foods that she plans to share with her lover, including candy, apples, plums, apricots, figs, dates, grapes, and cakes. She also mentions more symbolic items, such as a Christmas tree, a marriage ring, and a pomegranate. In the second verse, she compliments her lover's hair and mentions peaches and pears, as well as an Easter egg, emphasizing the abundance and generosity of her house. The song captures the joy and excitement of hospitality and seduction.


One interesting fact is that the song was popularized through the medium of television. Rosemary Clooney performed it on the Ed Sullivan Show on September 9, 1951, and it quickly became a hit. Another interesting fact is that the song's composer, Ross Bagdasarian, would later achieve fame under another stage name: David Seville, the creator of the Chipmunks. Additionally, the word "a" in the chorus of the song is a playful nod to the singer's Armenian heritage, as it mimics the Armenian pronunciation of the word "on." The song has been covered by many artists over the years, including Shakira, Louis Prima, and Bette Midler.


Chords: G, D, Em, B7, C, Am


Line by Line Meaning

Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you candy
Please come to my house, I promise to offer you sweet treats.


Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give a you Apple, a plum and apricot-a too eh
You are welcome to visit me anytime, as I will have a variety of fruits to share with you including apples, plums, and apricots.


Come on-a my house, my house I'm gonna give a you Figs and dates and grapes and cakes eh
If you do take me up on my offer, you can expect to find figs, dates, grapes, and cakes in my pantry.


Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you Christmas tree
I would love for you to come over for the holidays and celebrate with me, complete with a decorated Christmas tree.


Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you Marriage ring and a pomegranate too ah
Not only will I offer you food and hospitality, but I also want to give you something special as a gift - a marriage ring and a pomegranate, both of which hold significant meaning.


Come on-a my house, my house I'm gonna give a you Peach and pear and I love your hair ah
If you come to visit me, I will offer you some of my favorite fruits and compliment you on how beautiful your hair looks.


Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you Easta-egg
I want you to enjoy Easter with me, complete with eggs decorated for the occasion.


Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you everything, everything, everything
I want to share everything I have with you, and make you feel welcome and loved in my home.




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Ross Bagdasarian, William Saroyan

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@Ardub23

List of rewards for coming on-a her house:
– Candy
– Apple
– Plum
– Apricot
– Figs
– Dates
– Grapes
– Cakes
– Candy
– Everything
– Christmas tree
– Marriage ring
– Pomegranate
– Peach
– Pear
– Easter egg
– Everything
– Everything
– Everything

Pretty enticing list, but she forgot to say please.



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@gwynenglishnielsen8596

Glad to see that Rosemary has so many views.

@williamrolls1036

Hello friend, how are you doing today

@grahambrown1980

I LOVE the harpsichord! This song is so sophisticated! Perfect for a Halloween playlist! 👻🎃

@jjr1728

I love labradors

@Ardub23

List of rewards for coming on-a her house:
– Candy
– Apple
– Plum
– Apricot
– Figs
– Dates
– Grapes
– Cakes
– Candy
– Everything
– Christmas tree
– Marriage ring
– Pomegranate
– Peach
– Pear
– Easter egg
– Everything
– Everything
– Everything

Pretty enticing list, but she forgot to say please.

@naciye123

She forgot to include the kitchen sink in the list.

@Mr.Robert1

Why they really came out to her house was for her hay nanny nanny!

@Mr.Robert1

@@naciye123 and the bearded clam

@007lamiss

No need

@biruss

@@Mr.Robert1 and chocolate chip cookies and juicy muffins

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