I Wish I Was a Fool for You (For Shame of Doing Wrong) (original version)

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Background Information

(From I Wish I Was a Fool for You (For Shame of Doing Wrong))

This song was the only composition by Richard Thompson that Sandy recorded during her solo career. The original version appears on the 1975 Richard and Linda Thompson album Pour Down Like Silver


Lyrics

(From I Wish I Was a Fool for You (For Shame of Doing Wrong))

It seems like a lifetime since I saw you,
Lover lover I've been away too long.
When I see lovers holdings hands and sighing,
I hang my head for shame of doing wrong.

Bus wheels spinning, song birds singing break my heart
Take me back to old remembered days
Remind me of the times we spent together
Times before we went our separate ways
I wish I was a fool for you
I wish I was a fool for you

I wish I was a fool for you again.

I'm sorry for the things I've said, the things I've done
I'm sorry for the restless thief I've been
Please don't make me pay for my deceiving heart
Just turn up your lamp and let me in
I wish I was a fool for you
I wish I was a fool for you
I wish I was a fool for you again.


Artists:
Sandy Denny
Released:
May 1977 (UK)
Recorded:
1st May 1976
  • Basing Street Studios, London
Length:
4:19
Label:
Universal Island Records Ltd.
Publisher:
Island Records Ltd.
Producer:
Musicians:
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