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Bill Trader

American singer-songwriter
Pardon me, if I'm sentimental
When we say goodbye,
Don't be angry with me should I cry.

Bill Trader (1 May 1922 - 26 October 2003) was an American song-writer and singer most famous for writing the ballad "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I" which became a hit for Hank Snow, Jo Stafford and Elvis Presley and has since been covered by numerous other artists.

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When you're gone, yet I'll dream
A little dream as years go by…
Now and then there's a fool such as I.

(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I (1952)Edit

First published in 1952 as performed by Hank Snow, this ballad has since become covered by many other artists: Dean Martin · Jo Stafford · Jim Reeves · Elvis Presley · Elvis Live performance · Petula Clark's French version · Bob Dylan · Baillie and the Boys
  • Pardon me, if I'm sentimental
    When we say goodbye
    ,
    Don't be angry with me should I cry.
    When you're gone, yet I'll dream
    A little dream as years go by…
    Now and then there's a fool such as I.
  • Now and then there's a fool such as I am over you.
    You taught me how to love
    And now you say that we are through.
    I'm a fool, but I'll love you dear
    Until the day I die
    Now and then there's a fool such as I.

Quotes about TraderEdit

  • The man who wrote this classic was Bill Trader and he actually passed away in 2003 in South Carolina. Not a bad run from the sound of it. Mark Matthews continues the story by bringing in an old musician friend of Bill’s named Bud Orr. As Bud tells it, Bill couldn’t read or write music and would often bring him songs and for five bucks Bud would write out a lead sheet for him. Bill would then sell try to sell them in Nashville.

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