I must have been through about a million girls I'd love 'em then I'd leave 'em alone I didn't care how much they cried, no sir Their tears left me cold as a stone
But then I fooled around and fell in love I fooled around and fell in love, yes I did I fooled around and fell in love I fooled around and fell in love
It used to be when I'd see a girl that I liked I'd get out my book and write down her name Ah, but when the, the grass got a little greener over on the other side I'd just tear out that page
I fooled around and fell in love I fooled around and fell in love, since I met you baby I fooled around and fell in love I fooled around and fell in love
Free, on my own is the way I used to be But since I met you baby, love's got a hold on me It's got a hold on me now I can't let go of you baby
Fooled around and fell in love (Fooled around and fell in love) I can't stop loving you now (hey) 'Cause I fooled around, I fooled around, I fooled around Fooled around and fell in love I fooled around (Fooled around and fell in love) (Fooled around and fell in love) I fooled around, I fooled around yes I did I fooled around (Fooled around and fell in love) I fooled around, I fooled around (Fooled around and fell in love) I fooled around, yeah (Fooled around and fell in love)
Writer/s: Elvin Bishop
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Marcus from OregonSaw Elvin at Stanford Univ. opening for the Moody Blues, 1970. He made the night!
Fernando G from California It’s no surprise that Bishop allowed Mickey to take lead vocals on “Fooled Around And Fell In Love. He always showcased the members of his band. Real down to earth gentleman with a great big heart! When I met my wife, that song described how I felt! Married 46 years! God Bless You, Elvin Bishop!!!
Mister_mojo_risin from Atlanta UsaExcellent tune -- Bluesy, kinda ballsy, dude plays field... and then he crashes hard for a girl.
When you least expect it...Love hits ya.
Jim from Morris, IlAlways loved this song & then hearing it again in Rob Zombie's Devil Rejects movie just took me back.
Mike Fazzman from Southern UkHi there! Thank you so much for posting this track on your excellent website! As a seventeen year old boy I remember hearing this in the early-1976 era as an excellent track to pull the girls up to the dancefloor for the usual dance and smooch - if you were lucky! I certainly have fond myemories of the song, so things must've been reasonable! I think that the Reni Slais harmony adds a fantastic dimensions to the track too. And the memories....wow, it sends tingles down my aging spine!!
Many thanks once again!
Seventhmist from 7th HeavenI had a friend at the time who thought this song was called "Screwed Around and Fell in Love."
Bob J from Ocean City, MdJust really got hooked on "Fooled Around and fell in Love" BUT!! I suddenly fell in love with Reni Slais. . At 88 years old, I loved seeing her do the harmony part of the song and was totally mesmerized by he face and body coordination with the tune. I used to sing in a local band in the 70's, did this piece but never really found just how great it was until recently.
Drew from SacramentoI believe the female backup singer is Reni Slais
Chris Sd from Right Where I’m Standing.Who is the female backup singer? She has a great voice but it’s her facial expressions and body movement that I find very interesting. Thanks in advance.
Keywestcow from Austin,texasWho is the girl with Mickey singing "fooled around and fell in love" ?
Everett Why is there absolutely no mention of the female singer on the original video? Not even mentioned in the list of band members
Andrew from MemphisWho was the girl in the video singing with Thomas?
Tony from San DiegoHi Jeanie from Georgia. It's actually pretty simple. Radio stations today generally play the shorter cut because they can get more songs in per day and per hour. And with today's adult contemporary stations it's not about long playing tracks, it's about the singles. And classic hard rock stations never play this song. You can listen to the long version on the album Struttin My Stuff
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 28th 1976, "Fooled Around and Fell In Love" by Elvin Bishop entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #88; and on May 16th it peaked at #3 (for 3 weeks) and spent 17 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 6 of those 17 weeks it was on the Top 10)... In 9185 T.G. Sheppard covered it; his version reached #21 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart... Mr. Bishop will celebrate his 72nd birthday this coming October 21st (2014).
Jeanie from Alto, GaOk, can someone please explain to me why I never hear the second verse of this song....ever? When it was popular the second verse always played. Even years after it dropped from the charts the second verse always played. All of a sudden, like maybe 15 or so years ago, I heard it on the radio and I was singing along and it got to the part that WOULD BE the second verse and I started belting it out and realized the verse wasn't playing. Ever since then, no matter what oldies or classic rock station I hear it on skips that part. Why? I even looked it up on youtube. I know I can buy a cd if I really have to hear that part but at this point, I guess it ultimately doesn't matter but it's just such a mystery to me I just really want to know. I've called a few radio stations over the years and the only explanation they ever give me is that with any song there is a "longer" album version and then the one that is heard on the radio. Then I proceed to explain to them that the "longer" version is the one that was played on the radio back in the day. I usually ask the dj how old he/she is and if he/she is old enough, ask them do they not remember this song from back then. Anway, can anyone explain to me why that verse is always skipped? I know it's not the length of it, not when they play other even much longer songs like "Do You Feel Like We Do" or "Stairway to Heaven" or the live version of "Free Bird" or CCR's version of "Heard it Through the Grapevine", etc.
Pierre from Ottawa, OnAlways loved this song but never knew who sang it, Thanks for educating me on Mickey Thomas. I was always a big fan of J Airplane as well as Starship. Now thanks to Internet Jukeboxes I can walk into my favorite bar in Ottawa..........the Chateau Lafayette and play it.Also bouht the CD from amazon. Can anyone tell me where I can find a 45 of this song Thanks Pierre
Camille from Toronto, OhFirst, fabulous song, words and music. But I never knew a thing about at guy named Mickey Thomas, his involvement with Starship or that he sang lead on this. The song still has a great appeal and sound years after it was a hit.
Lee from Huntsville, Al"elvin bishop sitting on a bale of hay...he ain't good looking but he sure can play" from charlie daniels hit "the south's gonna do it again". and he's right,elvin sure can play! great tune from "75.
Mark from New Orleans, LaIt's also featured in "Invincible," another movie with Mark Wahlberg. It really added to the 70s vibe of the movie.
Brad from Barry, TxCountry artists Gary Morris and Juice Newton performed a nice duet version of this song, too.
Jami from Redding, CaI met Elvin Bishop and Mickey Thomas in Ukiah, CA back in 1976. Good people both of them. I had a feeling Mickey wouldn't be hanging around for long with that band, not with that incredible voice.
Joe from Chicago, IlAlso gets a lot of airplay on classic rock stations. (At least, in Illinois)
Joey from Boston, MaThis song has been featured in several movies, including Boogie Nights. The song is very soulful, with an incredible melody.
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