Baby, Let's Play House

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Words & Music: Arthur Gunter
Oh, baby, baby, baby, baby baby.
Baby, baby baby, b-b-b-b-b-b baby baby, baby.
Baby baby baby
Come back, baby, I wanna play house with you.

Well, you may go to college,
You may go to school.
You may have a pink cadillac,
But don't you be nobody's fool.

Now baby,
Come back, baby, come.
Come back, baby, come.
Come back, baby,
I wanna play house with you.

Now listen and I'll tell you baby
What I'm talking about.
Come on back to me, little girl,
So we can play some house.

Now baby,
Come back, baby, come.
Come back, baby, come.
Come back, baby,
I wanna play house with you.
Oh let's play house, baby.

Now this is one thing, baby
That I want you to know.
Come on back and let's play a little house,
And we can act like we did before.
Well, baby,
Come back, baby, come.
Come back, baby, come.
Come back, baby,
I wanna play house with you.

Yeah.

Now listen to me, baby
Try to understand.
I'd rather see you dead, little girl,
Than to be with another man.
Now baby,
Come back, baby, come.
Come back, baby, come.
Come back, baby, I wanna play house with you.

Oh, baby baby baby.
Baby baby baby b-b-b-b-b-b baby baby baby.
Baby baby baby.
Come back, baby, I wanna play house with you.
Recorded: 1955/02 (?), first released on single

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2013report abuse
The intro is classic Elvis, it's not on the original by Arthur Gunter. Sometimes I consider this his best track; it varries from time to time.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
One of the top 3 tracks he recorded at Sun, giving us the young 'hiccupping' Elvis with attitude, showing what high class rockabilly recordings should sound like.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 22, 2010report abuse
A timeless classic ! IMO the absolute highlight ( together with "Mystery Train" ) of the up-tempo Sun-recordings . Could listen to it x-times in a row without getting bored one single moment !
1 BILLION SOLD (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 22, 2010report abuse
This has ALWAYS been a favorite of mine, even as a young kid I just thought it was really cool, and my opinion of it has done nothing but improve thru the years!! So cool!
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 7, 2010report abuse
Brilliant gut bucket R&B.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 7, 2010report abuse
Absolute purrrrrrrrrrfection!
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 7, 2010report abuse
The Sun stuff was so great and different for its time. Every song had its own identity and left a mark in history. This was probably the best rockabilly one of the bunch and second only to Mystery Train as the best of the Sun recordings.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 7, 2010report abuse
Along with "Tryin' To Get To You", this is the best track from the Sun days. A hard driving, perfectly delivered piece of rock and roll/blues/country that should be given a lot of credit (along with the more popular "That's All Right, Mama") for launching Elvis onto the scene. This was the first Elvis song to ever hit a national chart as it went all the way to #5 on the U.S. country chart. This would have been a perfect song for him to resurrect for his 1968 TV special, but again it was overlooked.
1 BILLION SOLD (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 7, 2010report abuse
I've always loved this song! It's so upbeat, (w the emphasis on "beat"), and El hits ea syllable flawlessly. I've always thought this song HAD to have had some kind of influence on Buddy Holly's "hiccupping" style, but there you have it again....Elvis paved yet another road!!! THEE original!
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 7, 2010report abuse
It must be me,I'm not that keen on the early Sun stuff.I prefer the HMV stuff.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 7, 2010report abuse
Fantastic sun track. I remember when I bought Elvis´ golden records and this song came on. It blew my away. That album had all those great songs, Don´t Be Cruel, Heartbreak Hotel, All Shook Up. No song thrilled me as much as this masterpiece, not even close. The Stage Show performance from 1956 is probably one of my favorite live performances of any song
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on May 25, 2008report abuse
Together with "Mystery Train" my favorite song from The Sun period.."Baby Let's Play House" represents the real, raw, rock and roll Elvis ! Listen to that song a lot...
Colonel (profilecontact) wrote on May 25, 2008report abuse
It just doesn't get any better than this if you're talking Rock'n'Roll
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on May 25, 2008report abuse
Such a raw way of singing a song was unheard of back then...this shows Elvis's unique creativity !
Colin B (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 20, 2008report abuse
A good contender, with That's All Right & Mystery Train, as the best Sun track !
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 20, 2008report abuse
A classic recording influencing alll who came later including John Lennon. What more can be said? I wish he would have perfomed this in TTWII. The rehearsal showed promise.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 20, 2008report abuse
I can't believe we're lucky to have this as a filmed performance on Stage Show (the next best thing to that elusive Bill Randle film of 1955). The 1970 rehearsal performance of this song is just for laughs but I think Elvis wanted to move on to different things. For those who criticise his 70's live versions of these early hits, you can always go back to the original recordings and TV footage and Elvis was probably well aware of that.
ELV75 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 20, 2008report abuse
As "dirty" as you could get in the fifties :-)
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 20, 2008report abuse
Here you can witness how innovative Elvis was. His provokative and challenging style became evident. This is a real classical piece of music showing rock 'n' roll in its pristine form. A song you can hear every day and never get tired of!
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 20, 2008report abuse
One of the best rock 'n' roll performances ever on record.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 20, 2008report abuse
This song is so darn good!!! At first I really hated the remix, but I put it once on my friend's club and people went crazy! :P
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2008report abuse
One of the best Sun tracks, no, even one of Elvis' best tracks ever. He really got it here!

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