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Fun to Be Fooled

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"Fun to Be Fooled"
Single by Richard Himber and His Orchestra
(with Joey Nash)
B-side"Let's Take a Walk Around the Block"
ReleasedJuly 13, 1934
  • big band
  • swing
  • Harold Arlen
  • Ira Gershwin
  • E.Y. Harburg

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"Fun to Be Fooled" is a show tune written by American composer Harold Arlen and lyricists Ira Gershwin and E.Y. Harburg for their 1934 musical revue Life Begins at 8:40. The song was sung in the original Broadway show by Frances Williams.[1] Its first recorded performance was by Richard Himber and his Orchestra, with Joey Nash providing vocals. Himber's recording of the song was released by Victor, catalog# VE B 24680, with the B-side, "Let's Take a Walk Around the Block".[2] The song has been covered by numerous artists.

List of notable recordings[edit]

Performer(s) Year Original appearance(s)
Eddie Condon and his Orchestra (with Lee Wiley) 1942 10" single
Lena Horne 1955 It's Love
Johnny Mathis 1960 The Rhythms and Ballads of Broadway
Tony Bennett 1961 Sings a String of Harold Arlen
Frank Sinatra Jr. 1971 Spice
KT Sullivan 1995 Sing My Heart: The Songs of Harold Arlen


  1. Life Begins at 8:40, Winter Garden Theatre, playbill.com, retrieved November 25, 2017
  2. Victor 24680: Richard Humber and His Orchestra - Fun to Be Fooled / Let's Take a Walk Around the Block, discogs.com, retrieved November 25, 2017

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