Elvis Presley: Baby Let's Play House | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Baby Let's Play House» von Elvis Presley.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1955 05 14 (Single)
Label: Sun Records 217
Songwriter Arthur Gunter
Produktion: Sam Phillips [Labelgründer]
Genre: Rock'n'Roll - Rockabilly

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Elvis Presley singt mit vielen Hickups, die teilweise den Amphetamin-Talk von My Generation vorwegnimmt.
«To play house» heisst übersetzt (mit Puppen) Vater, Mutter und Kinder spielen. In diesem Song bekommt der Ausdruck etwas Anzügliches, denn angesprochen wird eine junge Frau, die im College oder noch in der Schule ist. Beim Sun-Label ist es noch möglich, so offen über Sexualität im Teenageralter zu singen. Elvis, der Mainstream-Sänger wird das nicht mehr tun.
Die Zeile «I'd rather see you dead, little girl / Than to be with another man» wird später von den Beatles zitiert (Run For Your Life).

Personen und Querverweise


Elvis Presley
Arthur Gunter
Sam Phillips [Labelgründer]

Lyrics

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.