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A Fool Such as I

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Words & Music: Bill Trader
(Now and then there's a fool such as I)
Pardon me, if I’m sentimental
When we say goodbye
Don't be angry with me should I cry
When you're gone, yet I’ll dream
A little dream as years go by
Now and then there's a fool such as I

Now and then there's a fool such as I am over you
You taught me how to love
And now you say that we are through

I'm a fool, but I’ll love you dear
Until the day I die
Now and then there's a fool such as I

Now and then there's a fool such as I am over you
You taught me how to love
And now you say that we are through

I'm a fool, but I’ll love you dear
Until the day I die
Now and then there's a fool such as I
Now and then there's a fool such as I
Now and then there's a fool such as I
Recorded: 1958/06/10, first released on single

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2kisses&3scarfs (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 2, 2013report abuse
This is such a great song! I always enjoy hearing it. Elvis' voice couldn't have been better, and the lyrics and beat are very catchy.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
So much different then the Hank Snow version, and although that version doesn't sound bad at all, Elvis' version is SO much better. Elvis turns it into a rock song, which he also does in 1970 with Faded love.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 14, 2012report abuse
Fabulous medium tempo C&W recording from the fantastic 1958 sessions, that cannot be faulted in any way.
Lpool kid (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2011report abuse
absolutely fantastic elvis's voice is so rich in this recording and every word is imbued with a feeling that nobody else manages to convey with this particular song.5 stars
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on May 31, 2011report abuse
One of my time favs given the Elvis treatment, far better than the original which I belive was Jim Reeves ? Should have won the grammy.He was so good at the blues. 10 stars.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on May 31, 2011report abuse
Always nice to hear this one. I believe this song was nominated for a "Grammy Award" but unfortunately didn't win. Elvis and Ray Walker and the Jordanaires and the band, do a real good job on this song.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2010report abuse
There was a time when there was one classic following the other in the Elvis line of releases! An absolute classic in it's own way! At the time Elvis could do no wrong! Simply love this one!
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 8, 2010report abuse
Just fabulous !
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 8, 2010report abuse
My all time Favorite Music, from rock history. The way The Young King sings it is so full of passion and innocence that I can't help to "dream a little". And I still "dream as years go by..." every single time I year it... This is my Elvis, my King...
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 8, 2010report abuse
Such a good song and recording, why Elvis ignored it in favour of Hey Jude and similar sh** perhaps we will never know. Outstanding!
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2010report abuse
An awesome cross between rock, country and pop, Elvis is on top of his game with this one and the Jordinaires add that extra touch to make it a classic. I think Elvis did a good job of going back and getting hits from the 50's and 60's when he did the 70's concerts, but this is one that he seemed to forget. I like "My Way" and the Olivia Newton John songs, but when he got tired of the some of the golden oldies, I wander why he didn't go back and get this one, "I Was The One", "Don't" and maybe even "I Feel So Bad".
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 28, 2009report abuse
An absolute classic, just about perfect in every way. It's a shame the sound on the one live recording I know of (USS Arizona/Pearl Harbor concert 1961) is not better. I like the "You taught me how to milk a cow" line
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 27, 2009report abuse
Great recording, wonderful C&W song given the Presley style with a litle bit of rock. The 'b' side 'I need your love Tonight' gave Elvis yet another Uk double sided #1. It too was great.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 27, 2009report abuse
Like it. But I've never loved it. Bass singer? Great!
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 27, 2009report abuse
Tremendous song, a true classic. I´ve always loved it. Yes, I would have loved to hear Elvis perform this live in the seventies. But I just think he wanted to move on and sing other songs than just his own hits.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 27, 2009report abuse
The ultimate version.......of course ! My only critism would be the bass singer...too low,maybe
apart from that,great.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 27, 2009report abuse
This is the altimate version,cannot be faulted in any way,perfect prduction. 10 Stars
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 26, 2008report abuse
One of my favorite Elvis songs. I never tire of it. It's a true classic & it is a mystery why he never sang it during the 70's. Maybe he didn't like it.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2008report abuse
Elvis should have included this in his concert appearances. Fine song & performance.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2008report abuse
I consider this one of the staples of the Elvis catalog and possibly the best guitar work on any of his records. Criminally neglected when he returned to live performances. How he opted for My Way, Olivia covers and other MOR stuff over this treasure boggles the mind.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2008report abuse
A real treasure amongst all these superb fifties songs. It would have been a great live version in the late seventies as it has a little more bite than spark. Let's just imagine how his voice and the 'JD Sumner treatment' would have an impact on us!
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2008report abuse
this song blew me away some 30 years back when I was 15 having bought Golden Records Volume 2 golden vynil edition...what a sight when gave its spins on my turntable back then...My favourite version is the classic studio recording. The Hawaii 61 comes close, El' improvisation on the lyrics...To bad TTWII contains only a rehearsal instead of a live reindition...AAAAAA+class
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 16, 2008report abuse
The old Hank Snow country classic given the Presley treatment. A great song and Elvis' version has become a classic too. But why did he ignore it later on?

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