But Not for Me Song Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald

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They're writing songs of love, but not for me
A lucky star's above, but not for me
With love to lead the way I've found more clouds of gray
Than any Russian play could guarantee

I was a fool to fall and get that way
Hi ho, alas, and also lackaday
Although I can't dismiss
The memory of his kiss
I guess he's not for me

I was a fool to fall and get that way
Hi ho, alas, and also lackaday
Although I can't dismiss
The memory of his kiss

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 But Not for Me
  • 2 Fascinatin' Rhythm
  • 3 They All Laughed
  • 4 The Man I Love
  • 5 Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 6 Clap Yo' Hands
  • 7 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
  • 8 Love Is Here to Stay
  • 9 I Was Doing All Right
  • 10 He Loves and She Loves
  • 11 Lorelei
  • 12 (I've Got) Beginner's Luck


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
    album: Track 1 in album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Gershwin Song Book, Volume 1
    release date: 1957
    popularity : 128 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:34
    lyricist: Ira Gershwin
    composer: George Gershwin

    Album Information

    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin