Who Sang Fate of a Fool? J.J. Cale

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Release information
Writer(s): J. J. Cale
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Rock Blues
Style: Country Blues/Country Rock
length: 2:56
producer: Audie Ashworth and J.J. Cale
membranophone: Jim Karstein
vocal: J.J. Cale
recording engineer: Less Ladd
bass: Nick Rather
organ: Larry Bell
guitar: Christine Lakeland and J.J. Cale
fiddle: Bill Boatman
Lyrics
Spending my life in a cold hard bar-room
Drinking that long black whisky down
I play the guitar, for me it's a living
Well, I know, just a hanging-around
Dancing girls, oh, they drive me crazy
All they want is a fancy name
Don't you know is I might not make it
That's the fate of a fool and a guitar man
Yeah, been down to the palace of pleasure
Honky-tonk, where I come from
Smoke's so thick I can't imagine
Wine flows fast by the rule of a gun
One of these mornings it'll come up Sunday
I won't have a good time again
That time ain't now, it's a whole new dream
That's the fate of a fool and a guitar man
One more night, one more dollar
One more song, can you do it again
I don't know, I may not make it
That's the fate of a fool and a guitar man
That's the fate of a fool and a guitar man

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Thirteen Days
  • 2 Boilin' Pot
  • 3 I'll Make Love to You Anytime
  • 4 Don't Cry Sister
  • 5 Too Much for Me
  • 6 Sensitive Kind
  • 7 Friday
  • 8 Lou-Easy-Ann
  • 9 Let's Go to Tahiti
  • 10 Katy Cool Lady
  • 11 Fate of a Fool
  • 12 Mona

  • Release information
    label: Shelter Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin