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The Fool

Written by Lee HazlewoodNaomi FordUnreleased song
Timeline This song has been recorded in 1991

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

The Fool” is a song written by Naomi Ford and Lee Hazlewood and performed by Sanford Clark. It reached #5 on the U.S. R&B chart, #7 on the U.S. pop chart, and #14 on the U.S. country chart in 1956.[…]

The song was ranked #42 on Billboard magazine’s Top 50 singles of 1956.

Paul McCartney played this song during his 1991 “Unplugged” concert, but it didn’t make it on the released album.

Last updated on June 22, 2019

Lyrics

Gather round me buddies
Hold your glasses high
And drink to a fool, a crazy fool who told his baby goodbye
Too late he found out he loves her
So much he wants to die
But drink to a fool, a crazy fool who told his baby goodbye
He needs her, he needs her so
He wonders why he let her go-oo-oo
She's found a new love, buddy
He's a lucky guy
So drink to the fool, 'cause I'm that fool who told his baby goodbye
He needs her, he needs her so
He wonders why he let her go-oo-oo
She's found a new love, buddy
He's a lucky guy
So drink to the fool, 'cause I'm that fool who told my baby goodbye
My baby goodbye
Who told my baby, who told my baby...

Officially appears on


Rock & Roll Jam Sessions

Official album

2:34 • Studio rehearsal

Bootlegs


Kansas City (Batz)

Unofficial album

4:04 • Studio version


Plugged and Unplugged

Unofficial live • Released in 1992

4:04 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Percussion (?)
Robbie McIntosh :
Acoustic guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Acoustic bass, Vocal harmonies
Paul Wickens :
Piano (?)
Blair Cunningham :
Drums
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer
Gary Stewart :
Assistant engineer
Peter Craigie :
Assistant engineer
Gary Bradshaw :
Monitor engineer

Concert From "MTV Unplugged" in Wembley, United Kingdom on Jan 25, 1991


A/B Road Complete Get Back Sessions - Jan 8th, 1969 - 3 & 4

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

0:24 • Rehearsal • Jan.08 - D3-16 - The Fool 8.86

Session Recording:
Jan 08, 1969
Studio :
Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK


A/B Road Complete Get Back Sessions - Jan 21st, 1969 - 1 & 2

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

1:32 • Rehearsal • Jan.21 - D1-32 - The Fool 21.27

Session Recording:
Jan 21, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London


Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial live • Released in 2016

4:07 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Percussion (?)
Robbie McIntosh :
Acoustic guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Acoustic bass, Vocal harmonies
Paul Wickens :
Piano (?)
Blair Cunningham :
Drums
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer
Gary Stewart :
Assistant engineer
Peter Craigie :
Assistant engineer
Gary Bradshaw :
Monitor engineer

Concert From "MTV Unplugged" in Wembley, United Kingdom on Jan 25, 1991

Live performances

“The Fool” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where has been played


MTV Unplugged

Jan 25, 1991 • United Kingdom • Wembley • Limehouse Television Studios • TV show


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