But Not for Me (song)

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"But Not for Me"
Published1930 by New World Music
Songwriter(s)George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin

"But Not for Me" is a popular song originally written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin for the musical Girl Crazy (1930).[1]

Ella Fitzgerald's 1959 version of "But Not for Me," which appeared on Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, won the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Performance.[1]

Singer Ketty Lester remade "But Not for Me" with a gospel arrangement. The song reached No. 10 on the US Adult Contemporary chart, No. 41 on the Billboard Top 40, and No. 45 in the UK in 1962.[2]

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  2. ^ Ketty Lester, "But Not for Me" Chart Positions Retrieved April 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 226. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
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