BABY, LET'S PLAY HOUSE

Latest update on 09/06/2011

Artist: Arthur Gunter
Author: Arthur Gunter
Label: Excello
Year: 1954

Like an uptempo answer song to Eddy Arnold's C&W hit I Wanna Play House With You ('51), written by Cy Coben.

Covers:

1955:

Elvis Presley

1955:

Buddy Holly [as I Wanna Play House With You]

1955:

Vince Everett

1956:

Johnny Burnette Trio [as Oh Baby Babe]

1961:

Vince Taylor

1965:

Beatles [opening lines from Run For Your Life (Rubber Soul) are borrowed verbatim: "I'd rather see you dead little girl than to be with another man"]

1970:

Mungo Jerry

1978:

Sleepy LaBeef

1979:

Charlie Feathers

1979:

John Prine

1979:

Rachel Sweet

1981:

Dave Edmunds

2005:

Rockin' Rebels

The song that brought Elvis under the attention of Col. Tom Parker. The Colonel had managed Eddy Arnold before, that's why. Gunter (and Arnold) sang: "You may get religion", Presley sang: "You may get a pink Cadillac". Makes the whole difference.

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