Tell Me Fool

Album: Guitar Slinger (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • The session singer, songwriter, and backing vocalist Bekka Bramlett sings on this track with Vince Gill. She is the daughter of duo Delaney and Bonnie, who have been cited as influences by a number of leading musicians including Eric Clapton and George Harrison.
  • Gill said that when Bramlett first heard this song, she said, "Hey, way to stick up for the girl." He continued: "It's that kind of sentiment – 'What did she ever do to you?' That was actually the original title. It's about this guy who goes out and roars and does all of the things that he shouldn't. 'Tell me fool, what did she ever do to you?'" (Source Roughstock)

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