Thank you, you're very kindWon't you come home, Bill Bailey?Won't you come home?Ah, you've been away too longI do that cooking, honeyYou just bring home the moneyBill Bailey, please, come on homeEach night, when we sing thisWe're making an attempt to swing thisWe sing this song a different wayThat's why I sayWho knows, like Mack the KnifeYou may play this song all your lifeSo, Bill Bailey, won't you come on home?
As Miss Sophie Tucker might sayWon't you come home, Bill Bailey?I say, won't you come home?Oh, you've been awayOh honey, you've been away too longI'll do that cooking, honey, yesYou just bring home the moneySome of these days, BillYou're gonna come on home
As Miss Della Reese might sayWon't you come home, Bill Bailey?I say, won't you come home?I say, you've been away too long
And as Miss Pearl Bailey might sayBill, honey, daddy, you'd better bring it on home'Cause, honey, I'm just so tired of waiting on youHoney, these shoes I, I'm telling you, baby, it can't wait no longer
Yes, I saidWon't you come, won't you come?Won't you come on home, Bill Bailey?I say, you've been away too longSince you've been gone, there's no stoppingTo this thing they call bee-boppingSo, Bailey, please, come on home
Now, everybody, twist itI say, everybody, twist itSo, Bailey, please, come home, no more to roam
I've sung the lyrics to this song so longI guess it's time to say so longSo, Bailey, won't you come on home?Mama needs lovingBill, Bailey, won't you come?Come home