Who Sang I'm a Fool to Want You? Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday Lady in Satin cover art

Some other versions of "I'm a Fool to Want You"
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Christian Wolf
release date: 1958-6
genres: Jazz
styles: Big Band
length: 3:26
bass: Milt Hinton
piano: Mal Waldron
trumpet: Bernie Glow, Mel Davis and Billy Butterfield
drums (drum set): Osie Johnson
background vocals: Miriam Workman and Elise Bretton
bass trombone: Tom Mitchell
cello: Maurice Brown and David Soyer
conductor: Ray Ellis
flute: Thomas Parshley, Romeo Penque, Phil Bodner and Danny Bank
guitar: Barry Galbraith
harp: Janet Putman
lead vocals: Billie Holiday
orchestra: Ray Ellis and His Orchestra
solo trombone: Urbie Green
trombone: Jack Green and J.J. Johnson
viola: Richard Dickler and Sidney Brecher
violin: Emanuel Green, George Ockner, Harry Hoffman, Harry Katzman, Harry Melnikoff, Leo Kruczek, Milton Lomask and Sam Rand
I'm a fool to want you
I'm a fool to want you
To want a love that can't be true
A love that's there for others too

I'm a fool to hold you
Such a fool to hold you
To seek a kiss not mine alone
To share a kiss that Devil has known

Time and time again I said I'd leave you
Time and time again I went away
But then would come the time when I would need you
And once again these words I had to say

Take me back, I love you
I need you
I know it's wrong, it must be wrong
But right or wrong I can't get along

Without you

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I'm a Fool to Want You
  • 2 For Heaven's Sake
  • 3 You Don't Know What Love Is
  • 4 I Get Along Without You Very Well
  • 5 For All We Know
  • 6 Violets for Your Furs
  • 7 You've Changed
  • 8 It's Easy to Remember
  • 9 But Beautiful
  • 10 Glad to Be Unhappy
  • 11 I'll Be Around

  • Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin