Superior Singing Method - Online Singing Course

Elvis SongPedia: Fool


Back to
"F" Menu

Basic Stats

(Just the facts, ma'am!)

Written by: Carl Sigman, James Last

Recorded: March 28, 1972, RCA Studios, Hollywood
Released master is take 2.

Single:w/ "Steamroller Blues", 74-0910, March 4, 1973

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#17 on Billboard's Hot 100
#79 on Cash Box Top 100
#31 on Country chart
#12 on Easy Listening chart

1st LP release: Elvis (Fool) - July 1973
Click to download or buy
now from Amazon!

or download from iTunes:

For other versions, see
Lyrics and Downloads section below.

My Spin

(Just my opinion. Give us yours!)

In the same recording session, immediately after recording "Burning Love", Elvis tries his hand at a nice ballad. "Fool" starts off quiet and builds strength as it progresses, and by the time he's done, Elvis has created another fan favorite.

I'll write more about this later, but meanwhile, check out some links and stuff!

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

[Referring to other songs in the same recording session] Neither "Fool" nor "It's A Matter of Time" are in the same class, good as they are, especially "Fool", where the arrangement is intriguing.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music, 1979

The Stamps and Joe Guercio's strings pile on the dramatics on the "lost love" plea, which Elvis never brings to full throttle.

Martin Torgoff, The Complete Elvis, 1982

Check out other Elvis fans' opinions on the Elvis News page for Fool

Check out other opinions at Rate Your Music

"Fool" Links

"Fool" Lyrics and Downloads

Fool, you didn't have to hurt her
Fool, you didn't have to lose her
Fool, you only had to love her
But now her love is gone

Fool, you could have made her want you
Fool, you could have made her love you
Fool, you only had to love her
But now her love is gone

Gone now, the love and laughter
See yourself the morning after
Can't you see her eyes are misty
As she said good-bye

[Repeat Chorus]
Download or just listen to different versions from Amazon!

What's YOUR Spin on "Fool"?
Yea or Nay?

Yea! Pity The Fool That Don't Like It!

Nay! Gone Now, The Love And Laughter!

HTML Comment Box is loading comments...

Some Other Elvis Song Lists

Elvis Website Directories

  • ElvisStartPage - As the name implies, this is the place to start when looking for Elvis sites!
  • Elvis Presley - Another directory of Elvis websites. The place to go to find Elvis on the web!
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Vote for my site at!

Study Up Some More!

Elvis song reference books on Amazon!

Ernst Jorgensen's complete chronicle of Elvis' recording sessions, with loads of detailed information about each session and each song.
This is the definitive encyclopedia on Elvis' life details, as well as all the background and trivia you need for all the songs, movies, and TV appearances. Authors are Fred L. Worth and Steve D. Tamerius.
The subtitle of Ace Collins' book says it all: "The stories behind Elvis' #1 hits"!
"Elvis The #1 Hits: The Secret History of the Classics". Another self-explanatory book title. :)