There's a Fool Born Every Minute

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"There's a Fool Born Every Minute"
Single by Skeeter Davis
from the album Skeeter Skeeter Skeeter
B-side"I Can't See Past My Tears"
ReleasedMarch 1968
Format7" single
RecordedJanuary 11, 1968
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.[1]
GenreCountry, Nashville Sound
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Paul Evans, Paul Parnes
Producer(s)Felton Jarvis
Skeeter Davis singles chronology
"Instinct for Survival"
"There's a Fool Born Every Minute"

"There's a Fool Born Every Minute" is a song written by Paul Evans and Paul Parnes. It was recorded and released as a single in 1968 by American country artist, Skeeter Davis.

"There's a Fool Born Every Minute" was recorded at the RCA Victor Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States on January 11, 1968. The session was produced by Felton Jarvis.[1] The song was released as a single in March 1968, reaching the top-twenty of the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart.[2] Additionally, it became Davis' first single to chart on the Canadian RPM Country Songs chart, reaching number eighteen.[3] In 1971, the song was issued onto her studio album Skeeter Skeeter Skeeter.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 16
CAN RPM Country Songs 18


  1. ^ a b "Skeeter Davis discography". Praguefrank's Country Discographies. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research.
  3. ^ "Search results for "Skeeter Davis" under Country Songs". RPM. Retrieved 6 January 2014.