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Fool's Paradise

Album This song officially appears on the Holly Days Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1977

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

Fool’s Paradise” is a 1958 song recorded by Buddy Holly and The Crickets. Paul McCartney and Denny Laine recorded the song for Denny’s 1977 cover album of Holly’s songs, “Holly Days“.

Last updated on March 3, 2020

Lyrics

You took me up to heaven
When you took me in your arms
I was dazzled by your kisses
Blinded by your charms
I was lost, in a Fool's Paradise
Good and lost, in a Fool's Paradise
When you told me that you loved me
I gave my heart to you
And I wondered if there could be
Any truth in love so new
I was lost, in a Fool's Paradise
Good and lost, in a Fool's Paradise
The whole world was my kingdom
And your love the gem in my crown
Then I saw you glance at a new romance
And my love came tumbling down
Though you treat me kind-a coolish
And may never let me know
That you think I'm being foolish
Because I love you so
I'll still get lost, in a Fool's Paradise
Lost with you, in a Fool's Paradise
Though you treat me kind-a coolish
And may never let me know
That you think I'm being foo-oo-oo-lish
Because I love you so
I'll still get lost, in a Fool's Paradise
Lost with you, in a Fool's Paradise
Lost with you, in a Fool's Paradise

Officially appears on


Holly Days

Official album • Released in 1977

2:46 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Background vocals, Bass (?), Drum machine (?), Drums (?), Guitar (?), Keyboard (?), Organ (?), Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizer (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Background vocals, Keyboards (?)
Denny Laine :
Guitar (?), Vocals

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Bootlegs


2 Buddies On Holly Days

Unofficial album • Released in 1990

2:55 • Rough mixA1

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


Studio Rarities Vol. 1

Unofficial album • Released in 2014

2:30 • Rough mixA1

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


Wings At The Speed Of Sound - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

2:46 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Background vocals, Bass (?), Drum machine (?), Drums (?), Guitar (?), Keyboard (?), Organ (?), Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizer (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Background vocals, Keyboards (?)
Denny Laine :
Guitar (?), Vocals

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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