But Not for Me Lyrics

John Pizzarelli


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
album: Track 7 in album After Hours
release date: 1996-1-16
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz
length: 3:37

Cover Art

John Pizzarelli After Hours cover art
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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 he will care
I'm certain it's the final curtain
I never want to hear from any cheerful Pollyannas
Who tell you fate supplies a mate
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'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 lack-a-day
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 lack-a-day
Although I can't dismiss the memory of his kiss


Track Listing

  • 1 Coquette
  • 2 I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
  • 3 I'll Never Be the Same
  • 4 They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • 5 You're Lookin' at Me
  • 6 Mam'selle
  • 7 But Not for Me
  • 8 Lullaby
  • 9 In the Wee Small Hours
  • 10 Sometimes I'm Happy
  • 11 It Might as Well Be Spring
  • 12 Be My Baby Tonight
  • 13 Stringbean