Get Yourself Another Fool

Kisses On The Bottom album artwork - Paul McCartneyWritten by: Frank A Haywood, Ernest Monroe Tucker
Recorded: 2011
Producer: Tommy LiPuma
Engineer: Al Schmitt

Released: 6 February 2012 (UK), 7 February 2012 (US)

Paul McCartney: vocals
Diana Krall: piano
Eric Clapton: guitar
Anthony Wilson: rhythm guitar
Christian McBride: bass
Karriem Riggins: drums
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alan Broadbent

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Kisses On The Bottom

One of the highlights on Sir Paul McCartney's 2012 album of American classics Kisses On The Bottom was a cover version of Frank A Haywood and Ernest Monroe Tucker's Get Yourself Another Fool.

Get Yourself Another Fool - Kisses On the Bottom


Promotional copies of the song were sent to US radio stations ahead of the album's release, although the lead single was My Valentine.

Get Yourself Another Fool was perhaps most famously recorded by Sam Cooke on his 1963 album Night Beat. Other versions of the song have been by Elvis Costello, Arthur Conley and Patty Griffin.

In the studio

The basic track for Get Yourself Another Fool was recorded at Avatar Studios in New York, with the orchestra overdubbed at Abbey Road Studios in London. The rhythm arrangement was by Diana Krall.

Lyrics

At last I wake up to see what you've done
So what can I do but pack up and run?
I know the rules
Go get yourself another fool

You said that you love me
I'm yours to command
But your kind of loving
My heart couldn't stand
You use me for a tool
Go get yourself another fool

And now, now that we're through
You say you meant to be true
But deep in your heart you know
That our love could never grow

I tried to believe you
That we'd never part
But your kind of loving
Just broke my poor heart
Now I know the rules
Go get yourself another fool

And now, now that we're through
You say you meant to be true
But deep down in your heart you know
That our love could never grow

Well I tried to believe you
That we'd never part
Your kind of loving
Just broke my poor heart
But I know the rules
Go get yourself another fool

Yeah you'd better get yourself
Get yourself
You'd better get yourself another fool
Go ahead and get yourself
Get yourself
Get yourself another fool
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