But Not for Me Lyrics

George Gershwin


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
album: Track 11 in album Get Happy!
release date: 1991
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length: 7:44

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Old Man Sunshine, listen, you,
Never tell me dreams come true,
Just try it, and I'll start a riot,
Beatrice Fairfax don't you dare,
Ever tell me she will care,
I'm certain, It's the final curtain.

Don't want to hear from and cheerful Pollyannas,
Who tell me love will find a way, it's all bananas.

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 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 Lack a day!
Although I can't dismiss,
The memory of her kiss,
I guess she's not for me.

It all began so well, but what an end,
This is the time a fella needs a friend,
When every happy plot,
Ends in a marriage knot,
And there's no knot for me.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Sweet and Low-Down
  • 2 The Harl-Of-It-Dearie Blues
  • 3 The Real American Folk Song
  • 4 Any Place I Hang My Hat
  • 5 Ill Wind
  • 6 I Got Rhythm
  • 7 Out of This World
  • 8 Over the Rainbow
  • 9 One for My Baby
  • 10 Oh, I Can't Sit Down
  • 11 But Not for Me
  • 12 It Ain't Necessarily So
  • 13 It's a New World
  • 14 Get Happy
  • 15 When the Sun Comes Out
  • 16 My Shining Hour
  • 17 Lullaby of Birdland