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