My Vinyl: 45rpm “Fool For You” by The Impressions, 1968

Often in my diary life…I do not need to say or cannot sway, because other composers have said it a better way. About this time or year, 1968, I copped this 45rpm by The Impressions, “Fool For You” on the way home from school in Queens, NYC.

From the first one-two-three drum beats it is a classic and is one of my anthems because of the true lyrics – which you can see at my blog. The drummer on this session really works it OUT and makes the record happen!! This is an EXTENDED remixed version…”Hoo hoo hoo hooI’m a fool for you, ah ha ha ha hoo!!”

Never liked nobody
That’s been mean to me

I’ve got a heart full of stone
And I hate the misery


Then you came along
Into my life
Destroying me man
Mounting up the toil and strife
But I’m a fool for you
I’m a fool for you
I’m a fool for you
I’m a fool for you
Guess I’ll always be
And I claim it famously
‘Cause I’m a fool for you


It’s a doggone shame
Knowin’ you don’t love me
You go on and use me
So continuously
I don’t know why
I love you like I do
When you’re breaking my heart
And you know it’s true
But I’m a fool for you
I’m a fool for you
I’m a fool for you
I’m a fool for you


Doggin’ me every day
But child, I’m here to stay
‘Cause I’m a fool for you

You don’t want me to stay
But I’m a fool for you
Do me wrong now every day
Child, I’m a fool for you
Ah ha ha ha ha hoo
I’m a fool for you,

Ah ha ha ha ha ha hoo!
Child, I’m a fool for you
Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo Hooo!”