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"Baby Won't You Please Come Home" is a blues song written by Charles Warfield and Clarence Williams in 1919. The song's authorship is disputed; Warfield claims that he was the sole composer of the song.[1]

"Baby Won't You Please Come Home"
Songwriter(s)Charles Warfield, Clarence Williams

The song has been covered by a large number of musicians and has become a jazz standard. The first hit version was Bessie Smith's 1923 recording, which stayed on the charts for four weeks peaking at No. 6.[2]



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  1. ^ David A. Jasen, Gene Jones: Spreadin' Rhythm Around: Black Popular Songwriters, 1880–1930. Routledge, 2005. ISBN 0-415-97704-5
  2. ^ "Jazz Standards Songs and Instrumentals (Baby Won't You Please Come Home)". Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  3. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Scott Yanow. "Horn A-Plenty - Al Hirt | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-26.