But Not for Me (song)

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"But Not for Me" is a popular song, composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

It was written for their musical Girl Crazy (1930) and introduced in the original production by Ginger Rogers. It is also in the 1992 musical based on Girl Crazy, Crazy for You. Judy Garland sang it in the 1943 film version of Girl Crazy.

Singer Ketty Lester remade "But Not For Me" in a similar arrangement and it reached #10 on the US Adult Contemporary chart, #41 the Billboard Top 40, and #45 in the UK in 1962.[1]

It is also featured in the 1979 Woody Allen movie Manhattan, the 1989 Rob Reiner movie When Harry Met Sally... (performed by Harry Connick, Jr.), the 1994 Mike Newell film Four Weddings and a Funeral, in the opening scene of the 1998 Bennett Miller documentary The Cruise, and in the 2012 anime Sakamichi no Apollon.

Beginning in 2012, it is being performed by Kelli O'Hara (Billie Bendix) in Act 2, Scene 1 of Joe Pietro's new Broadway musical, "Nice Work If You Can Get It," featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin.

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  1. ^ Ketty Lester, "But Not For Me" Chart Positions Retrieved April 20, 2012.
  2. ^ "The Polly Bergen Show". Classic Television Archives. Retrieved January 9, 2011.