Who Sang But Not for Me? The Sun Ra Arkestra

The Sun Ra Arkestra Holiday for Soul Dance cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Jazz
Style: Free Jazz/Big Band
length: 4:12
producer: Alton Abraham
cornet: Kelan Phil Cohran
alto saxophone: Marshall Allen
bass: Ronnie Boykins
membranophone: Jon Hardy
solo piano: Sun Ra
solo tenor saxophone: John Gilmore
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
composer: George Gershwin
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

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 But Not for Me
  • 2 Day by Day
  • 3 Holiday for Strings
  • 4 Dorothy's Dance
  • 5 Early Autumn
  • 6 Porgy
  • 7 Body and Soul
  • 8 Keep Your Sunny Side Up