Fate Of A Fool
J.J. Cale Lyrics

Spending my life in a cold hard bar-room
Drinking that long black whisky down
I play the guitar, for me it's a living
Well, I know, just a hanging-around
Dancing girls, oh, they drive me crazy
All they want is a fancy name
Don't you know is I might not make it
That's the fate of a fool and a guitar man
Yeah, been down to the palace of pleasure
Honky-tonk, where I come from
Smoke's so thick I can't imagine
Wine flows fast by the rule of a gun
One of these mornings it'll come up Sunday
I won't have a good time again
That time ain't now, it's a whole new dream
That's the fate of a fool and a guitar man
One more night, one more dollar
One more song, can you do it again
I don't know, I may not make it
That's the fate of a fool and a guitar man
That's the fate of a fool and a guitar man

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Written by: J. J. CALE

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matt bluesmain

perfect great version
whisper vocal big reverb
amazing guitar
seems a rare cut
one to play for peeps who say WHO ?

Michael Lowry

JJ lives on and will for generations until the human species (of which he was one of the best) hits the end of the cul-de-sac...

Werner Maertens

We have lost a Great Musician,and Indeed a Great man.... R.I.P JJ CALE . Werner Maertens- wmmusic

Roy Strickland

The man, JJ CALE.

Robert Weldon

Here again, who else sounds like this, and years later? It's a guy known for his story telling, the whispering voice, and the superb guitar riffs. Why Its Mr. Mark Knolfer. Who'd a thunk it? I don't want to sound rude here. I just know that J.J. Cale has been must important to me in my musical life. The power in his words and the sound of his guitar , pull emotions out of me as no other can. God, I sure miss him being with us.


Yeah and he was a man whom everyone wants to be their pal.

john emeigh

lovely sound.

Blues Rain


Samy Dylan

rip jj we love you

marshall jones

we have lost a great man

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