Big Fool Of The Year

Lyrics: Justin Tubb
Music: Justin Tubb

In a New Riders setlist for 25 June 1969 (see here). The Owsley Foundation apparently has a tape, but that hasn't been circulated or released.

All the big fools in town got together
Every hopeless loving heart I know was there
We all sat around and told our own sad stories
Then they made me the big fool of the year

Oh, they gave to me a little golden statue
Of the torch that I carried for you, dear
They said no one else could even come close to me
And that I was the big fool of the year

I'll put mine up beside any foolish love in town
'Cause there's none can hold a light to this torch I carried round

I can't say I'm to proud of the honor
But then I guess I do deserve it, dear
For to love you after all you've made me suffer
Surely makes me the big fool of the year
Yes, you've made me the big fool of the year
     Date Album Recorded By
     1962 Single (B-side) George Jones


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