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Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the novelty hit "Come On-a My House" written by William Saroyan and his cousin Ross Bagdasarian (better known as David Seville, the father figure of Alvin and the Chipmunks), which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me" (a cover version of the Italian song Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina by Alberto Rabagliati), "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There" and "This Ole House", although she had success as a jazz vocalist. Clooney's career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1977, when her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear w… more »


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You came a long way from St. Louis, 
You climbed the ladder of success
I've seen the flashy foreign cars 
That were parked out in front of 
Your fancy address!

You came a long way from St. Louis, 
You broke a lot of hearts between
I've met a gang of gloomy guys 
Who were doin' all right 
'Till you came on the scene!

You blew in from the middle-west 
And certainly impressed 
The population here-abouts
Well baby, I got news for you,
I'm from Missouri too, 
So, naturally, I got my doubts!

You got 'em droppin' by the way-side, 
A feelin' I ain't gonna know
You came a long way from St. Louis, 
But baby, you still got a long way to go!

My, how you come up! 
Hm, you really come on!

Hey, I'll have your address! 
St. Louis woman, 
You're a St. Louis doll!

You blew in from the middle-west 
And certainly impressed 
The population here-abouts

Well baby, I've got news for you,
I'm from Missouri too, 
So, naturally, I got my doubts!

You got 'em droppin' by the way-side, 
A feelin' I ain't gonna know

You came a long way from St. Louis, 
But baby, you still got a long way to go!

You left St. Louis far behind, 
Keep this little thought in mind, 
You still, got a long way to go!

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Written by: BOB RUSSELL, JOHN B. BROOKS

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