Thanks for the Memory Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger
album: Track 4 in album Whisper Not
release date: 1966
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length: 4:06

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Thanks for the memory
Of things I can't forget, journeys on a jet
Our wondrous week in Martinique and Vegas and roulette
How lucky I was

And thanks for the memory
Of summers by the sea, dawn in Waikiki
We had a pad in London, but we didn't stop for tea
How cozy it was

Now since our breakup, I wake up
Alone on a gray morning-after
I long for the sound of your laughter
And then I see the laugh's on me

But thanks for the memory
Of every touch and thrill; I've been through the mill
I've lived a lot and learned a lot; you loved me not and still
I miss you so much

Thanks for the memory
Of how we used to jog even in a fog
That barbecue in Malibu away from all the smog
How rainy it was

Thanks for the memory
Of letters I destroyed, books that we enjoyed
Tonight, the way things look, I need a book by Sigmund Freud
How brainy he was

Gone are those evenings on Broadway
Together we'd go to a great show
But now I begin with the Late Show
And wish that you were watching too

I know it's a fallacy
That grown men never cry; baby, that's a lie
We had our bed of roses, but forgot that roses die
And thank you so much


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 2 Whisper Not
  • 3 I Said No
  • 4 Thanks for the Memory
  • 5 Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
  • 6 Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  • 7 Time After Time
  • 8 You've Changed
  • 9 I've Got Your Number
  • 10 Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)
  • 11 Wives and Lovers
  • 12 Matchmaker