But Not For MeWords & Music by George & Ira Gershwin, 1930
Recorded by Judy Garland, 1943
E7 A D Dm7 A They're writing songs of love, but not for me; B7 E7 D A A lucky star's above, but not for me. A7 D Bm7 Bm7-5 Cdim F#m With love to lead the way, I've found more clouds of gray F#m7 A Bm7 Bm7-5 E7 Bm7-5 E7 Than any Russian play could guar - an - tee. A D Dm7 A I was a fool to fall and get that way; B7 E7 A Heigh-ho! Alas! And also lack-a-day! A7 D Cdim A B7 Although I can't dismiss the mem'ry of her kiss, Bm7-5 E7 A I guess she's not for me. E7 A D Dm7 A She's knocking on a door, but not for me; B7 E7 D A She'll plan a two by four, but not for me. A7 D Bm7 Bm7-5 Cdim A F#m I know that love's a game; I'm puzzled, just the same-- F#m7 A Bm7 Bm7-5 E7 Was I a moth or flame? I'm all at sea. A D Dm7 A It all began so well...but what an end! B7 E7 A This is the time a fellow needs a friend. A7 D Cdim A B7 When ev'ry happy plot ends with a marriage knot Bm7-5 E7 A And there's no knot for me.