But Not For Me
Music by George Gershwin
Arrangement by Chet Baker
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
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 grey
than any Russain play could guarantee.
I was a fool to fall and get that way;
Heigh-ho! Alas! And also, lack-a-day!
Although I can’t dismiss the mem’ry of her kiss,
I guess she’s not for me.
She’s knocking on a door, but not for me.
She’ll plan a two by four, but not for me.
I know that love’s a game;
I’m puzzled, just the same,
was I the moth or flame?
I’m all at sea.
It all began so well, but what an end!
This is the time a feller needs a friend,
when ev’ry happy plot ends with the marriage knot,
and there’s no knot for me.