YOU CAN FOOL SOME OF THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME
as recorded by
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra
(vocal - Trummy Young)
September 14th 1939
You can fool some of the people some of the time,
But you're so clever at deceivin'
That it's so easy to believe in you!
You can fool some of the people all of the time;
Although you're never on the level,
You're a fascinatin' devil, it's true!
But, some of these days you're gonna get such an awful surprise,
You'll meet someone who won't let you pull the wool over their eyes,
'Cause you can fool all of the people all of the time,
But you'll be sorry in the end
If you won't have a friend!
Oh, sorry in the end,
Won't have a friend,
Nineteen ninety nine!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - October 2013)