Wont You Come Home Bill Bailey - Various - The Best Of British Jazz
Label: Music For Pleasure - 7243 8 34983 2 1,EMI - 7243 8 34983 2 1 • Series: Trio • Format: 3x, CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz • Style: Dixieland
Come Home? It is commonly referred to as simply " Bill Bailey ". Its words and music were written by Hughie Cannonan American songwriter and pianist, and published by Howley, Haviland and Dresser. It is still a standard with Dixieland and traditional jazz bands.
Bailey thought the song was a scream [i. Willard and Sarah Bailey later divorced; he died inand she died in aged circa See New York Times archivesunknown date. It was a 1 hit for Arthur Collins in July Bing Crosby included the song in a medley on his album Gang Songs Singer and actress Della Reese recorded the song inand it entered the Billboard Hot at number 98, and became a part of her performance repertoire.
In Britain, the Edwardian music hall star Victoria Monks — popularised the song in and thereafter it became her most demanded and remembered song. Most commonly it is performed in a truncated version based on the chorus. While the chorus is much more familiar than the verse, some artists continue to perform the verse as Wont You Come Home Bill Bailey - Various - The Best Of British Jazz , sometimes as an introduction. Without the lyrics of the seldom heard verse, one doesn't know who Bill Bailey is nor why he isn't home.
An unusual approach is Bobby Darin's version, as he added his own spoken word introduction, as an aside to the mythical Bailey. Hanna-Barbera with Cartoon Network Studios makes more frequent use of the song throughout its Johnny Bravo cartoon series. The Smurfs album, Smurfing Sing Songincludes a version of this song entitled "Smurf Baby", in which the chorus is repeated with the name "Bill Bailey" replaced with "Smurf Baby".
A Saturday Night Live sketch from depicts a Manhattan cocktail party inat which the hostess Kristen Wiig attempts to sing several songs, including "Bill Bailey", with one of the guests Jon Hamm accompanying her on piano, but repeatedly misses her cue to begin. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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