FROM THE ARCHIVE 376 -1969-

Bill Bailey (Won’t You Please Come Home) is a song Shirley Bassey performed as a duet with Mike Douglas in 1969 on one of The Mike Douglas Shows. Mike Douglas sings the Frank Sinatra song called ‘Around the world’ and our Dame sings the Patsy Cline song called ‘Won’t you come home Bill Bailey’. originally called; ‘Bill Bailey won’t you please come home’. The song was written in 1902!

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Bill Bailey (Won’t you please come home) Written by Hughy Cannon

Won’t you come home, Bill Bailey
won’t you come home
I moan the whole night long
I’ll do the cookin’, honey, I’ll pay the rent
I know I’ve done you wrong
Remember that rainy evening I put you out
nothin’ but a fine tooth comb
Well ain’t that a shame, I know I’m to blame,
Bill Bailey, won’t you please come home.

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