Won't You Come Home, Disraeli?

Album: My Son, The Celebrity (1963)

Songfacts®:

  • Adapted by Allan Sherman and his collaborator Lou Busch, this is a rather obvious parody of the standard "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?" Released in the UK in November 1963 backed by "Mexican Hat Dance", it was recorded live. It has to be said that it is at best inferior to the B Side. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • "Disraeli" refers to Benjamin Disraeli, who was the Prime Minister of England from 1874-1880. In the world of Rock music, Disraeli is known for its use in the title of the 1967 Cream album, Disraeli Gears. The album got its title after a roadie kept calling the derailleur gears on his bicycle "disraeli gears," and Eric Clapton thought it would be fun to use that as the name of the album.

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