But Not For Me

Ketty Lester

But Not For MeKetty LesterWords by Ira Gershwin and Music by George GershwinPeaked at # 41 in 1962Previously a # 12 hit for Harry James in 1942Sung in the 1930 musical "Girl Crazy" by Ginger Rogers and reprised by Willie Howard Sungin the 1943 film "Girl Crazy" by Judy Garland They're writing songs of love, but not for meA lucky star's above, but not for meWith love to lead the wayI found more clouds are grayThan any rainy day, could guaranteeI was a fool to fall, and get that wayI should have known the price, I'd have to payAlthough I can't dismissThe memory of his kissI guess he's not, -------------, for meFrom: "Robert Ross" -----Another Version:But Not For MeGeorge and Ira Gershwin- From sheet music.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 seen more clouds of grayThan any Russian play could guarantee.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 feller needs a friend.When every happy plot ends with the marriage knotAnd there's no knot for [email protected]