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"Fool, fool, fool" by Ray Brown and the Whispers (Sydney 1964-66)

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"Fool, fool, fool" by Ray Brown and the Whispers (Sydney 1964-66)

(Thanks to Tony and Geoff for passing the song on. Originally miffing that searching for this song on the internet seems to give every American tune with "fool" in the title or lyrics other than this song. Trying to search on "Ray Brown" gives a different person and same goes with "The Whispers".)


"Fool, fool, fool" by Ray Brown and the Whispers (Sydney 1964-66)
(Lyrics provided by Hilary - plus a link to Am I Right website)

Fool, fool, fool

First I bought my love a mocking bird 
The sweetest voice that I have ever heard 
But she said that mocking bird won't sing 
If you love me, go buy a diamond ring 
 
So I bought my love a diamond ring 
The brightest ring that anyone could bring 
But she said that diamond ring won't shine 
If you love me, go buy a car this time 
 
Fool, fool, fool 
Everybody cried 
Fool, fool, fool 
Though it hurt my pride 
Fool, fool, fool 
It can't be so 
I couldn't refuse her, I didn't want to lose her 
 
So I bought my love a brand new car 
Took my last dime out of the savings jar 
But she said this little car won't run 
If you love me, go get another one 
 
Fool, fool, fool 
Everybody cried 
Fool, fool, fool 
How it hurt my pride 
Fool, fool, fool 
It can't be so 
I couldn't refuse her, I didn't want to lose her 
 
I tried to steal and here I am in jail 
I've got no money left to pay my bail 
And every night before the lights go out 
The prisoners all begin to sing and shout 
 
Fool, fool, fool 
Everybody cried 
Fool, fool, fool 
How it hurt my pride 
Fool, fool, fool 
It can't be so 
I couldn't refuse her, I didn't want to lose her 
 
Fool, fool, fool 
Everybody cried 
Fool, fool, fool 
How it hurt my pride 
Fool, fool, fool 
It can't be so 
I couldn't refuse her, I didn't want to lose her


Old lyrics on this page for "Fool, fool, fool" by Ray Brown and the Whispers (Sydney 1964-66)
(might be some inaccuracies due to transcribing this from the actual sung song) 6 Apr 2006: Thanks to Mary in Australia for correcting "yar" to "jar". Still some other mysteries on that line of the song.

Fool, fool, fool

First I bought my love a mocking bird
For the sweetest voice that I have ever heard
But she said that mocking bird won't sing
If you love me go buy a diamond ring

So I bought my love a diamond ring
The brightest ring that anyone could bring
But she said that diamond ring won't shine
If you love me go buy a car this time

Fool, fool, fool
Everybody cried
Fool, fool, fool
How it hurt my pride
Fool, fool, fool
Can't be so
I couldn't refuse her I didn't want to lose her

So I bought my love a brand new car
To buy I stole out of the saving jar
  (or "To pile in style out of the saving jar" ???)
  (this web scribe used to have "So fine and style I had the saving yar  (????)"
But she said this little car won't run
If you love me go get another one

Fool, fool, fool
Everybody cried
Fool, fool, fool
How it hurt my pride
Fool, fool, fool
Can't be so
I couldn't refuse her I didn't want to lose her

I tried to steal and here I am in jail
I've got no money left to pay my bail
And every night before the lights go out
The prisoners all begin to sing and shout

Fool, fool, fool
Everybody cried
Fool, fool, fool
How it hurt my pride
Fool, fool, fool
Can't be so
I couldn't refuse her I didn't want to lose her

Fool, fool, fool
Everybody cried
Fool, fool, fool
How it hurt my pride
Fool, fool, fool
Can't be so
I couldn't refuse her I didn't want to lose her


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