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A Fool Such as I

4.5 / 5

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

Recordingdate: 1958/06/10, first released on: single (album)


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old shep wrote on April 16, 2008
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?
sitdown68 wrote on October 25, 2008
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
Natha wrote on October 25, 2008
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!
Steve V wrote on October 25, 2008
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.
theoldscudder wrote on October 25, 2008
Elvis should have included this in his concert appearances. Fine song & performance.
Ruthie wrote on October 26, 2008
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.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on September 27, 2009
This is the altimate version,cannot be faulted in any way,perfect prduction. 10 Stars
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on September 27, 2009
The ultimate version.......of course ! My only critism would be the bass singer...too low,maybe apart from that,great.
JLpResLey wrote on September 27, 2009
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.
JerryNodak wrote on September 27, 2009
Like it. But I've never loved it. Bass singer? Great!
derekd wrote on September 27, 2009
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.
NONE000000 wrote on September 28, 2009
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
Deano1 wrote on March 05, 2010
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".
shoesuedeblues wrote on April 08, 2010
Such a good song and recording, why Elvis ignored it in favour of Hey Jude and similar sh** perhaps we will never know. Outstanding!
Pedro Nuno wrote on April 08, 2010
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...
Steve Morse wrote on April 08, 2010
Just fabulous !
bajo wrote on August 25, 2010
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!
GEORGE (GK) wrote on May 31, 2011
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.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on May 31, 2011
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.
Lpool kid wrote on October 07, 2011
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
Gorse wrote on December 14, 2012
Fabulous medium tempo C&W recording from the fantastic 1958 sessions, that cannot be faulted in any way.
sugartummy wrote on February 22, 2013
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.
2kisses&3scarfs wrote on August 02, 2013
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.
Jim Davidson wrote on April 07, 2016
The first few bars captured the very best of '50s Elvis. Elvis' voice in contrast to the bass singer -- it can't get any better than that.
ElvisSacramento wrote on April 23, 2016
Hank Snow, Jim Reeves and Tommy Edwards all recorded marvelous studio renditions of this classic song, but I've always preferred Elvis' hit studio rendition. Elvis' hit studio rendition of this gem is surely one of the very finest Rock 'n' Roll recordings of all time. It's such a shame that Elvis didn't sing this gem at any of his 1970's concerts.
Cruiser621 wrote on October 29, 2018
I actually preferred the flip side "I Need Your Love Tonight" when this 45RPM was released back in 1958; "A Fool Such As I" was also fine, but it's just my personal preference only.
atomic powered poste wrote on October 29, 2018
There are many versions of this song out there, but none of them beats the charme of elvis interpretation. One of his true classics.. 5 stars of course.
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