Thanks For The Memory Lyrics - Stan Getz & Jimmy Raney

Release information
length: 3:21
guitar: Jimmy Raney
tenor saxophone: Stan Getz
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 Schubert's Serenade,
Little things of jade
And traffic jams
And anagrams
And bills we never paid,
How lovely it was.

We who could laugh over big things
Were parted by only a slight thing.
I wonder if we did the right thing,
Oh, well, that's life, I guess,
I love your dress.

Thanks for the memory
Of faults that you forgave,
Of rainbows on a wave,
And stockings in the basin
When a fellow needs a shave,
Thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory
Of tinkling temple bells,
Alma mater yells
And Cuban rum
And towels from
The very best hotels,
Oh how lovely it was.

Thanks for the memory
Of cushions on the floor,
Hash with Dinty Moore,
That pair of gay pajamas
That you bought
And never wore.

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.

Strictly entire nous,
Darling, how are you?
And how are all
Those little dreams
That never did come true?

Awfully glad I met you,
Cheerio and toodle-oo
Thank you,
Thank you so much.

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CD 1
  • 1 Pardon My Bop
  • 2 As I Live And I Bop
  • 3 Interlude In Bebop
  • 4 Diaper Pin
  • 5 Stan Getz Along
  • 6 Stan's Mood
  • 7 Slow
  • 8 Fast
  • 9 Skull Buster
  • 10 Ante Room
  • 11 Poop Deck
  • 12 Pennies From Heaven
  • 13 Pinch Bootle
  • 14 Earless Engineering
  • 15 Be Still, TV
  • 16 Short P, Not LP
  • 17 Melody Express
  • 18 Yvette
  • 19 Potter's Luck
  • 20 The Song Is You
  • 21 Wild Wood
    CD 2
  • 1 Stella By Starlight
  • 2 Time On My Hands
  • 3 'Tis Autumn
  • 4 The Way You Look Tonight
  • 5 Lover Come Back To Me
  • 6 Body And Soul
  • 7 Stars Fell On Alabama
  • 8 You Turned The Tables On Me
  • 9 Lullaby of Birdland
  • 10 Autumn Leaves
  • 11 Fools Rush In
  • 12 These Foolish Things
  • 13 Thanks For The Memory
  • 14 How Deep Is The Ocean
  • 15 Hymn of the Orient
  • 16 These Foolish Things
  • 17 Signal
  • 18 Lee
  • 19 'Round Midnight
  • 20 Motion