Fun To Be Fooled

Fun To Be Fooled

PROFILE
Composer Harold Arlen
Lyricist Ira Gershwin
Year Written 1934
ABOUT Fun To Be Fooled
Fun to be Fooled was written by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin in 1934 for the musical revue Life Begins at 8:40, which featured Bert Lahr and Ray Bolger. The song was introduced by Frances Williams.

Lyrics

Fools rush in to begin new love affairs,
But tonight, tonight, my dear, who cares?

Fun to be fooled, fun to pretend,
Fun to believe love is unending.
Thought I was done, still, it is fun being fooled again.

Nice when you can tell all that you feel;
Nice to be told this is the real thing;
Fun to be kissed, fun to exist, to be fooled again.

It’s that Old Devil Moon having his fling once more;
Selling me spring once more;
I’m afraid love is king once more
Yes, it’s fun to be fooled, fun to pretend
This little dream won’t end.

Session / Album Information

1960

This song was recorded on August 18, 1960 and released in 1960 on the album Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen.

Fun To Be Fooled – 2011 Remaster

Fun To Be Fooled – 2011 Remaster, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify

This recording released on:

  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8359 — A String Of Harold Arlen
  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1559 — A String Of Harold Arlen
  • 1960: Philips LP 12″ (Mono): BBL 7455 — Sings A String Of Harold Arlen (UK)
  • Sony Music CD: SMSP A 8359 — A String Of Harold Arlen
  • 1975: Columbia LP 12″: KG 33376 — Let’s Fall In Love With The Songs Of Harold Arlen And Cy Coleman
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5244 — Sings A String Of Harold Arlen [Japan]
  • 1990: Columbia House Music Collection CD: C22 8015 — The Great American Composers: Harold Arlen
  • 1993: Sony Music Special Products CD: 15056 — Tony Bennett Sings for You
  • 1994: Smithsonian Collection CD: A 23952 — American Songbook Series: E.Y. Harburg
  • 1995: Smithsonian Collection CD: 4816 — American Songbook Series: E.Y. Harburg
  • 2011: Disc #18 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK18) Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen

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