Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Song Lyrics / Chart History / Artist Information

  • Originally performed by Aretha Franklin
  • The song hit #2 on the Top 40 charts in 1968
  • Written by Don Covay in 1967
  • Remade for the movie "The Commitments" in 1991
  • Lyrics posted here are based on the version done by The Commitments

Chain of Fools - Song Lyrics

Chain, chain, chain, 
Chain, chain, chain,
Chain, chain, chain yeah, 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 nothing but your fool
You treated me mean oh babe you treated me cruel

Chain, chain, chain, chain of fools

Now every chain, has got a weak link
I might be weak child, oh but I'll give you strength

Now you tell me to leave you alone
My papa said come on home
My doctor said take it easy
But your lovin is much too strong
I'm welded to your chain, chain, chain

Chain, chain, chain, chain, chain, chain
Chain, chain, chain yeah, chain of fools

One of these mornings that chain is gonna break
But up until then, I'm gonna take all I can take
Chain, chain, chain, chain, chain, chain
Chain, chain, chain yeah, chain of fools

Chain chain chain, chain, chain, chain
Chain chain chain yeah, chain of fools

Chain chain chain

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Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band, who perform throughout the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC area. 

In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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