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Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey (ver. 1) by Hughie Cannon - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"(Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey", originally titled "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home" is a popular song published in 1902. It is commonly referred to as simply Bill Bailey. Its words and music were written by Hughie Cannon (1877 - 1912), an American songwriter and pianist. It is still a standard with Dixieland and traditional jazz bands. Among the artists who have covered the song are Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory, Patsy Cline, Bobby Darin, Brenda Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Phish, Danny Barker, Harry Connick Jr, Renee Olstead and others. 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 well, 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.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Hughie Cannon was a composer and lyricist who was born in Detroit 1877 and died in 1912 in Toledo. His best known composition was the popular song 'Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home'. Many renditions of this song were done by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Pearl Bailey, Marion Montgomery and Bobby Darin. The first singer of this song was John Queen a contemporary of Hughie Cannon. The song was an instant hit. Cannon wrote a featured song 'I love the Two Steps (With my Man)' for a New York Theatre show 'Mrs. Black in Back' that opened in 1904, ending with seventy nine performances. "(Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey", originally titled "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home" is a popular song published in 1902. It is commonly referred to as simply Bill Bailey. Its words and music were written by Hughie Cannon (1877 - 1912), an American songwriter and pianist. It is still a standard with Dixieland and traditional jazz bands. Among the artists who have covered the song are Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory, Patsy Cline, Bobby Darin, Brenda Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Phish, Danny Barker, Harry Connick Jr, Renee Olstead and others. Most commonly it is.
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