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A Fool Such As I
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(Bill Trader)

Information:
(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.

Hank Snow -1952

Jo Sttarfod - 1953

The Robbins - 1953

Elvis - 1958

Elvis - Take 3

Elvis - Takes 4, 5

Elvis - 25/03/1961 Hawaii

Elvis - 1970
Rehearsal, Las Vegas

Bill Haley & His Comets - 1959

Bob Dylan - 1973

Susan Jacks - 1980

Willie Nelson & Hank Snow - 1985

Bobby Vinton - 1989

Baillie and the Boys - 1990

Anne Murray - 2002

     

Spankox - 2009

Babies Go Elvis - 2011

 

 

 


Lyrics:

(Now and then there's a fool such as I)
Pardon me if Im sentimental
When we say goodbye
Don't be angry with me, should I cry
When you're gone, yet Ill dream a little
Dream as years go by
Now and then there's a fool such as I

1. 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 Ill 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)
1. (repeat)
Now and then there's a fool such as I
Now and then there's a fool such as I

Where it was released:
First released in single 
 

Singles:

- (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight (RCA 47-7506) March 1959. Standard release. The original picture sleeve had an advert for the Elvis Sails EP. Picture sleeves beginning in April 1959 had lists of Gold Standard singles and EPs

- I Need Your Love Tonight / (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I (RCA 447-0625) 1962. Gold Standard Series reissue

 
LPs/CDs:
- 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong - Elvis' Gold Records, Volume 2 (1959) 
- Elvis: Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Volume 1 (1970) 

- A Legendary Performer, Volume 1 (1974)

- Elvis Forever (1974)

- Elvis - A Collectors Edition (1976)

- The Elvis Presley Story (1977)

- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979)

 Elvis Aron Presley (1980) 
- Country Classics (1980) 
 The Legendary Magic of Elvis Presley (1980) 
- Elvis: A Legendary Performer, Volume 1- The Top Ten Hits (1987)
- The Top Ten Hits (1987)
- Essential Elvis, Volume 3 - Hits Like Never Before (1990)
- From the Heart (1991)
- The King Of Rock'n'Roll - The 50's Masters (1992) 
- Great Country Songs (1996)
- All Time Greatest Hits (1997)
- Elvis Aaron Presley (1998) 
- All The Best (1999)
- Artist of the Century (1999) 
- The Swedish Hit Collection (2000) 
- Legendary Elvis Presley (2000)
- Elvis 2000: Best of The King (2000)
- The 50 Greatest Hits (2000)
- That's The Way It Is - Special Edition (2000) 
- Country Collection (2001)
- Best of Elvis Presley II (2001)
- Junichiro Koizumi Presents My Favourite Elvis Songs (2001)
- The 50 Greatest Love Songs (2001)
- The Country Side Of Elvis (2001)
- 50 Years 50 Hits (2001)
- Elvis 30#1 Hits (2002)
- Flashback (2004) - FTD 
- 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't be Wrong (2007) - FTD 
- Rock Around the Bloch (2015) - FTD 
- The Best of British - The RCA Years - 1959-1960 (2015) - FTD 
 
Bootleg Releases:
- Elvis' 1961 Hawaii Benefit Concert (1978)  Golden Archives Records
- Standing Room Only, Volume 3 (1980)  Eagles Records Corp.

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