Thanks for the Memory Lyrics

Rod Stewart


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
album: Track 13 in album Thanks for the Memory... The Great American Songbook, Volume IV
release date: 2005-10-18
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length: 3:11
drums: Allan Schwartzberg
bass: David Finck
guitar: Bob Mann
piano: Kenny Ascher
composer: Ralph Rainger
lyricist: Leo Robin

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Thanks for the memory
Of candlelight and wine, castles on the Rhine
The Parthenon and moments on the Hudson River Line
How lovely it was!

Thanks for the memory
Of rainy afternoons, swingy Harlem tunes
And motor trips and burning lips and burning toast and prunes
How lovely it was!

Many's the time that we feasted
And many's the time that we fasted
Oh, well, it was swell while it lasted
We did have fun and no harm done

And thanks for the memory
Of sunburns at the shore, nights in Singapore
You might have been a headache but you never were a bore
So thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory
Of sentimental verse, nothing in my purse
And chuckles when the preacher said "For better or for worse"
How lovely it was

Thanks for the memory
Of lingerie with lace, Pilsner by the case
And how I jumped the day you trumped my one and only ace
How lovely it was!

We said goodbye with a highball
Then I got as "high" as a steeple
But we were intelligent people
No tears, no fuss, Hooray! For us

So, thanks for the memory
And strictly entre-nous, darling how are you?
And how are all the little dreams that never did come true?
Awfully glad I met you, cheerio, and toodle

And thank you so much

Track Listing

  • 1 I've Got a Crush on You
  • 2 I Wish You Love
  • 3 You Send Me
  • 4 Long Ago and Far Away
  • 5 Makin' Whoopee
  • 6 My One and Only Love
  • 7 Taking a Chance on Love
  • 8 My Funny Valentine
  • 9 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  • 10 Nevertheless
  • 11 Blue Skies
  • 12 Let's Fall in Love
  • 13 Thanks for the Memory