I’m A Fool To Want You

FrankSinatra-2

PROFILE
Songwriters Joel S. Herron, Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf
Year Written 1951
About I’m a Fool to Want You
Though Frank Sinatra was one of songwriters and sung it as well, “I’m a Fool to Want You” may be most identified with Billie Holiday, who recorded it 1958 for her album Lady in Satin.

Lyrics

I’m a fool to want you
I’m a fool to want you–
To want a love that can’t be true,
A love that’s there for others, too

I’m a fool to hold you–
Such a fool to hold you–
To seek a kiss not mine alone
To share a kiss that the Devil has known

Time and time again, I said I’d leave you
Time and time again, I went away;
But then would come the time when I would need you,
And once again these words I’d have to say:

I’m a fool to want you
Pity me, I need you
I know it’s wrong; it must be wrong…
But right or wrong, I can’t get along
Without you

Time and time again, I said I’d leave you
Time and time again, I went away;
But then would come the time when I would need you,
And once again these words I’d have to say:

Take me back…I love you
Pity me, I need you
I know it’s wrong; it must be wrong…
But right or wrong, I can’t get along
Without you.

Session / Album Information

1959

I’m A Fool To Want You was recorded on November 12, 1959 and was released in 1960 on the album To My Wonderful One. It was arranged by Frank DeVol.

This recording released on:

  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8226 — To My Wonderful One
  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1429 — To My Wonderful One
  • 2011: Disc #16 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK16) To My Wonderful One

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