Fools Rush In

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PROFILE
Composer Rube Bloom
Lyricist Johnny Mercer
Year Written 1940
ABOUT Fools Rush In
“Fools Rush In” by Mercer and Bloom was not written for a film or musical, but as a popular song. And popular it has always been, from early recordings by the great big bands, including those led by Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller. It has also been widely recorded by singers including Etta James, Dean Martin, Johnny Hartman and even Elvis Presley.

Lyrics

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread
And so I come to you my love my heart above my head
Though I see the danger there
If there’s a chance for me then I don’t care

Fools rush in where wise men never go
But wise men never fall in love so how are they to know
When we met I felt my life begin
So open up your heart and let this fool rush in

When we met I felt my life begin
So open up your heart and let this fool rush in

Session / Album Information

1958

“Fools Rush In” was recorded on April 9, 1958 and released in 1958 on the album Long Ago and Far Away. It was arranged by Frank DeVol.


This recording released on:

  • 1958:  Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1186 — Long Ago And Far Away
  • 1991:  Columbia House Music Collection CD: C22 8017 — The Great American Composers: Johnny Mercer
  • 2011:  Disc #12 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK2) Long Ago and Far Away

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