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"Ordinary Fool" is the title track of Paul Williams' 1975 album, Ordinary Fool. More famously, it appeared on the soundtrack for 1976 children's gangster film Bugsy Malone. The soundtrack version (bearing the subtitle "Blousey's Blues") is performed by Florrie Dugger as Blousey Brown, fittingly changing the perspective of the singer from male to female. Musically, the song is a unique installment in Williams' catalog, eschewing Williams' typical production for a bluesy instrumentation.

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Only a fool, like fools before me
I always think with my heart
Only a fool
That same old story
Seems I was born for the part

It's a lesson that I've…

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