But Not For Me

A staple of 50's modern jazz, originally written for the 1930 musical Girl Crazy

Composed by George Gershwin
Year 1930
Length 32 bars
Time 4/4
Style Swing
Common Key Eb


Chord chart for the jazz standard But Not For Me


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 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 lack-a-day
Although I can't dismiss
The memory of his kiss
I guess he's not for me