Big Fool of the Year

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"Big Fool of the Year" is a song written by Justin Tubb and recorded by George Jones. It appeared as the B-side of Jones' 1962 hit "A Girl I Used to Know," climbing to #13 on the charts. In the song, the narrator is awarded with the dubious honor of "big fool of the year" by "every hopeless loving heart" that he knows. In isolation, the song's lyrics might appear to be those for a novelty number but Jones, with typical gravitas, transforms them into a self-pitying diatribe, confessing, "For to love you after all you've made me suffer surely makes me the big fool of the year. " Hank Williams, Jr. also recorded the song for his 1972 LP Eleven Roses. 


Year:
1972
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All the big fools in town got together
Every hopeless lovin' heart I know was there
We all sat around and told our own best story
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

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George Jones

George Glenn Jones (born September 12, 1931) is an American country music singer known for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice and phrasing, and his marriage to Tammy Wynette. more »

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