A Fool Such As I


Original Version:
Hank Snow (1952)

Now and then there's a fool such as I
Pardon me if I'm sentimental, came to say goodbye
Don't be angry, don't be angry with me, should I cry
When you are gone, I will dream a little dream as years go by
Now and then there is a fool, 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 happened to be untrue
I am a fool but I love you, dear, yes I will until the day I die.
Now and then there is a fool, a fool such as I.

Pardon me if I'm sentimental, came to say goodbye
Don't be angry, don't be angry with me, should I cry
When you are gone, when you are gone, I will dream a little
I will dream as years go by
Now and then, now and then there is a fool, a fool such as I.

Now and then there's a fool, a fool such as I am over you
You taught me how to love and now you say that we are through
I am a fool, yes, but I love you dear, I will love you dear
Till the day, till the day I die
Now and then, now and then there is a fool, a fool such as I.
Now and then there is a fool, a fool such as I.
Now and then there is a fool, a fool such as I.

Specifications

  • Writer(s): Bill Trader

  • (First) Album Release: Dylan
  • Recording date: 1970
  • Released: 1973

bill traderThere is still confusion at Columbia over who wrote A Fool Such As I! The current bobdylan.com entry credits this song to "B. Abner" as did the original Dylan US LP, some Columbia singles and the 1990s CDs (see 1973). However, my UK LP copy (also see 1973) credits the song to "Trader" and several CBS worldwide singles credit it to "B. Trader" (see 1974). The song sung by Bob on the 1973 Dylan album was actually written by Bill Trader, and is credited to him everywhere else (for example on the hit versions by Hank Snow and Elvis Presley, including current CD releases). The active ASCAP copyright (360042268) for A Fool Such As I, sometimes listed as (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I, is in the name of "William Marvin Trader". Bill Trader was primarily a song writer, and A Fool Such As I was originally a hit for Hank Snow in 1952.

Story of Bill Trader reproduced from Searching for a gem

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