"Fool to Cry" is a song by English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones from their 1976 album Black and Blue.
Recorded in December 1974, the song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. It is a slow-paced ballad. Mick Taylor had just left the band and the rest of the Stones were left without a lead guitarist. The recording of Black and Blue acted as a sort of audition for new guitarists which is why session man Wayne Perkins plays guitar on this track. Jagger plays electric piano and Nicky Hopkins performs regular piano on the track, with Hopkins also playing the string synthesizer.
Released as the lead single off Black and Blue on 20 April 1976, "Fool to Cry" reached #6 on the UK Singles Charts and #10 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming very popular around the world. It would be the only single from Black and Blue to chart highly.
Guitarist Richards famously fell asleep while playing this song on stage in Germany, 1976.
"Fool to Cry" was the only track from Black and Blue to appear on the Stones' career-spanning greatest hits albums Forty Licks in 2002 and GRRR! in 2012.
Music video 
A music video was produced to promote the single.
Lena Dunham, creator and star of HBO’s controversial, Golden Globe-winning show Girls (TV Series), commissioned Tegan and Sara to cover the Rolling Stones’ “Fool to Cry” for the show's official soundtrack. 
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