Who Sang Fool’s Paradise? Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke Night Beat cover art
Release information
Writer(s): David Avid, Johnny Fuller, Robert Geddins
Release Date: 1963
length: 2:35
Some other versions of "Fool’s Paradise"

Lyrics
I often think off the live I've led
And oh, it's a wonder, I ain't dead
Drinking and gambling, staying out all night
Living is a fool's paradise

My mother told me and my father told me too
Said my child, it's all catch up with you
Drinking and gambling, staying out all night
Living in a fool's paradise

Though I've learned my lesson
Like all fools I've met
Oh, I've learned things in this life
That I haven't forgotten yet

My father told me, my mother said it right
Said my son, you're ruining your life
Drinking and gambling, staying out all night
Living in a fool's paradise

Oh yeah, living in a fool's paradise

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
  • 2 Lost and Lookin’
  • 3 Mean Old World
  • 4 Please Don’t Drive Me Away
  • 5 I Lost Everything
  • 6 Get Yourself Another Fool
  • 7 Little Red Rooster
  • 8 Laughin’ and Clownin’
  • 9 Trouble Blues
  • 10 You Gotta Move
  • 11 Fool’s Paradise
  • 12 Shake Rattle and Roll

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