But Not For Me

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Old man sunshine, listen you
Never tell me dreams come true
Just try it and I'll start a riot
Beatrix Fairfax, don't you dare
Ever tell me she will care
I'm certain it's the final curtain
I never want to hear from any cheerful Pollyannas
Who tell you fate provides 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

I was a fool to fall and get that way
Hi ho alas and also lackaday
Although I can't dismiss
The memory of her kiss
I guess she's not for me

I was a fool to fall and get that way
Hi ho alas and also lackaday
Although I can't dismiss
The memory of her kiss
I guess she's not for me
I guess she's not for me

But Not For Me
Written byGeorge Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
Performed byElvis Costello featuring Larry Adler
Produced byGeorge Martin
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals
Larry Adler - harmonica
additional musicians unknown
Recorded1993-1994, AIR Lyndhurst, London
ReleasedJuly 25, 1994
AlbumsKojak Variety (Rhino/Edsel edition), 2004
Various Artists collectionsThe Glory Of Gershwin, 1994
Gershwin - The Very Best Of, 2003
Length5:02

First known performance:
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