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Elvis Presley – (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I

About The Song

(Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I was written by Bill Trader in 1952 and recorded by Hank Snow by the end of that year. Snow’s recording (RCA 5034) reached the #4 Billboard‘s country chart. At the beginning of 1953 Jo Stafford (Columbia 39930), Tommy Edwards (MGM 11395) and The Robins (RCA 47-5175) recorded their versions of the song. Only Stafford’s version entered the chart (#20, the Most Sold Singles).

Elvis recorded (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I in June 10, 1958, at RCA’s studios in Nashville, while he was on leave from the Army. Take 9 wsa the one selected to release. The bass singer was Ray Walker of the Jornadanaires. It was his first session with Elvis. Elvis’ single reached #2 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart and had a 15 week stay. It was the song Come Softly to Me, of the Fleetwoods, that prevented A Fool Such As I to reach #1. On the rhythm & blues chart, the song reached #16. It was #1 during 5 weeks in England. The record sold over a million copies.

 The Jordanaires provided the backing vocals on Elvis Presley’s version of this song as on many others recorded by him from 1956 to 1972.

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Lyric

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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 INow 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 INow 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

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