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BUT NOT FOR ME From the Broadway Musical "Girl Crazy" (1930) (Music: George Gershwin / Lyrics: Ira Gershwin) Ginger Rogers & Willie Howard (Broadway Production) - 1930 Eddie Quillan & Arline Judge ("Girl Crazy" Film Soundtrack") - 1932 Lee Wiley - 1940 Bing Crosby - 1942 Harry James & His Orch. (vocal: Helen Forrest) - 1942 Judy Garland ("Girl Crazy" Film Soundtrack) - 1943 Artie Shaw & His Orch. - 1945 Pat Flowers - 1945 Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 Dick Jurgens & His Orch. (vocal: Al Galante) - 1954 Geraldo & His Orch. - 1954 Chet Baker - 1954 Billie Holiday - 1955 Doris Day - 1956 Dinah Washington - 1956 Polly Bergen - 1957 Sarah Vaughan - 1957 Sammy Davis, Jr. - 1957 Anita O'Day - 1958 Monica Lewis - 1958 Johnny Hodges & His Strings (Instr.) - 1958 Eydie Gormé - 1959 Julie London - 1960 Diahann Carroll - 1960 Chris Connor - 1961 Les McCann - 1961 Ted Heath & His Band - 1961 Ketty Lester - 1962 Nana Mouskouri - 1962 Wayne Newton - 1963 Ray Conniff & Billy Butterfield (Instr.) - 1963 Joni James - 1964 Sylvia Telles - 1965 Harve Presnell & Connie Francis (feat. in the film "When The Boys Meet The Girls") - 1965 The Lewis Sisters - 1969 Carmen McRae - 1972 Bobby Short - 1973 Ginger Rogers - 1978 Rosemary Clooney - 1979 The Buffalo Philharmonic (feat. in the film "Manhattan") - 1979 Toni Tennille - 1988 Harry Connick Jr. (feat. in the film "When Harry Met Sally") - 1989 Kenny Rankin - 1994 Mary Stallings - 1994 Elton John (feat. in the film "Four Weddings And A Funeral") - 1994 Ann Hampton Callaway - 1996 Lena Jansson - 1996 Barbara Lea - 1997 Joy Adams - 1998 Loretta Cormier - 1998 Joanie Pallatto - 1999 Saskia Laroo - 1999 Salena Jones - 1999 Georgie Fame - 2000 Diana Krall - 2001 Patti Austin - 2001 Vanessa Rubin - 2001 Claudia Schmidt - 2001 Fay Claassen - 2002 Trudy Kerr - 2002 Jerry Jeff Walker - 2003 Beaky Johnston - 2004 Ronnie Milsap - 2004 Rod Stewart - 2004 Kate McGarry - 2004 Also recorded by: Jimmy Roselli; Carol Sloane; Gisele Mackenzie; The Kings Singers; Ethel Merman; Dick Haymes; Della Reese; Ray Anthony; June Valli; Vic Damone; Jackie Gleason; Red Garland; Stan Getz; Sam Cooke; MJQ; Benny Goodman; Helen Ward; John Coltrane; Stanley Black; Larry Adler; The Platters; Betty O'Hara; Etta Jones; Patty Peterson; Kate Smith; Joe Venuti; Miles Davis; Gloria Lynne; The Flamingos; Marian McPartland; Mark Murphy; Natalie Merchant; André Previn; Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs; Nancy Wilson; Margaret Whiting; Cliff Adams Singers; Julie Rogers; Dakota Staton; Linda Ronstadt; Bobby Hackett; Jack Teagarden; Oscar Peterson; Nat 'King' Cole; Jack Jones; Buddy Greco; Mary Martin.........and many others. 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 skies of gray Than any Russian play could guarantee It all began so well, but what an end This is the time a fellah needs a friend Love ain't done right by now, however What the hell, I guess he's not for me I was a fool to fall and get that way I should have known the price I'd have to pay Although I can't dismiss the memory of his kiss I guess he's not for me ++++++++++ ALTERNATE VERSES: I was a fool to fall and get that way Heigh ho, alas, and also lackaday Although I can't dismiss the memory of her kiss I guess she's not for me She's knocking on the 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 fellah needs a friend When every happy plot ends with a marriage knot And there's no knot, no, not for me (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - May 2012)

    


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