Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools (RocknRolla Soundsystem Edit)

by RocknRolla Soundsystem

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about

Chain of Fools is a song written by Don Covay originally intended for the mighty Otis Redding. It is claimed that the song is an unauthorized rewrite of the gospel song "Pains of Life" recorded by Rev E Fair & The Sensational Gladys Davis. Covay recorded his demo version of Chain of Fools while singing Gospel with his brothers and sisters. After listening to the demo Jerry Wexler, an Atlantic Records producer, chose to place the song with rising female star Aretha Franklin in 1967 rather than with Redding as he felt a women’s voice would do more right to the song.

This retreat is done with respect to the original by RocknRolla Soundsystem

lyrics

Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain of fools

For five long years
I thought you were my man
But I found out
I'm just a link in your chain

You got me where you want me
I ain't nothin' but your fool
Ya treated me mean
Oh you treated me cruel

Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain of fools

Every chain, has got a weak link
I might be weak yeah
But I'll give you strength
Oh, hey

You told me to leave you alone
My father said, "Come on home"
My doctor said, "Take it easy"
Oh but your lovin' is much too strong
I'm added to your

Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chai-i-in
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain of fools

One of these mornings
The chain is gonna break
But up until the day
I'm gonna take all I can take, oh hey

Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chai-i-in
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain of fools

Chain, chain, chai-i-in
Chain, chain, chain
Chain, chain, chai-i-in
Chain of fools

credits

released May 10, 2015
Songwriters
DON COVAY

Editors
ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM

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Lyrics © FOURTEENTH HOUR MUSIC, INC., SPRINGTIME MUSIC INC

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