I'm a Fool to Want YouWords & Music by Jack Wolf, Joel Herron, Frank Sinatra, 1951
Recorded by Billie Holiday, 1958
B7 Cdim Em9 Em B+ Em7 I'm a fool to want you, E7-9 Am Am+7 I'm a fool to want you, A9 Am C Em Gdim Edim To want a love that can't be true, C7 Edim B7 A love that's there for oth - ers too. B7 Cdim Em9 Em B+ Em7 I'm a fool to hold you, E7-9 Am Am+7 Such a fool to hold you. A9 Am C Em Gdim Edim To seek a kiss not mine a - lone, Bm7-5 B7 Em Em7 To share a kiss that Devil has known. Bridge: Am Am+7 D9 D7 G9 G6 Time and time again I said I'd leave you; Am Am+7 D9 D7 G9 G6 Time and time again I went away. Am B7 Em Em+7 Em7 But then would come the time when I would need you, Edim C7 B7 And once again these words I had to say, B7 Cdim Em9 Em B+ Em7 Take me back, I love you; E7-9 Am Am+7 Cdim Pity me, I need you. Em B+ Gdim Edim I know it's wrong, it must be wrong, B7 C7 B7 Em B+ Em7 Em6 Em9 Em But right or wrong, I can't get along without you.
Although co-writer Frank Sinatra also recorded the song, possibly the most memorable version was the one recorded by Billie Holiday. This transcription, however, also borrows heavily from the 1984 re-make by Linda Ronstadt.