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Baby let's play house

COVERED BY ELVIS

Baby Let's Play House
blues after hours


recording date elvis: Saturday 5 february 1955;studio
first release: on audio single let's play house ( 1 april,1955 )
label: sun
catalog number: 217


originally by: Arthur Gunter

recording date: 16 november 1954
written by: Arthur Gunter
catalognumber: 2047
label: excello
Born: May 23, 1926
Died: March 16, 1976
Country: United States



Elvis changed the words of the original slightly in his performance, singing "you may get a pink Cadillac," in place of Gunter's original "you may get religion." Elvis already had religion, the Cadillac would soon follow! There is some doubt about the recording date: 5 February is the date normally listed, but Elvis appeared at the Louisiana Hayride on that date; it is possible that the song was recorded earlier that same week.
Arthur Gunter was born on 23 May 1926 in Nashville, Tennessee. As a child, he formed the Gunter Brothers Quartet with his brothers and cousins. In 1954 he signed with Excello Records and recorded "Baby Let's Play House" in November. It was released on Excello 2047 and was a local hit. It became nationally known the following year when Elvis recorded it for Sun; "Elvis got that number and made it famous. But I didn't get a chance to shake his hand," Gunter would later say. His first royalty check, received that same year, was for $6500. Arthur Gunter died in March 1976.


Baby Let's Play House
performed by
Arthur Gunter



you may go to college,
may go to school,
You may get religion baby
don't you be nobody's fool

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

Well listen let me tell you baby
What i'm talkin' about
Come on back to me little girl
So we can play some house

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

(instrumental)

Well this is one thing baby
What I want you to know
Come on back and lets play a little house
And we can do what we did before

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

(instrumental)

Well listen let me tell you baby
Don't you understand
Better see you dead little girl
Then to be with another man

Now baby
come baby come
Come back baby come
Come back baby i wanna play house with you



Baby Let's Play House
performed by Elvis Presley

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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 gone.
Come back, baby gone.
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 gone.
Come back, baby gone.
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 gone.
Come back, baby gone.
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 gone.
Come back, baby gone.
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.




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