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The Gal That Got Away
Harold Arlen
Ira Gershwin
May 13, 1954[1]
April 8, 1981[1]

"The Gal That Got Away" is a song Frank Sinatra recorded under Capitol Records.

Under Capitol Records, this song was released as a single in 1954. This single was released with a B-side of Sinatra's rendition of "Half as Lovely (Twice as True)." This song peaked at #21 on the charts while its B-side peaked at #23 on the charts of 1954.[2]

Sinatra later performed the song again under Reprise Records in a Medley alongside the song "It Never Entered My Mind." This Reprise version was featured in Sinatra's 1981 album She Shot Me Down.

This Medley went on to be a favorite for Sinatra and his concert repertoire, performing it several times in the mid and late eighties.


Live performances


The night is bitter, the stars have lost their glitter
The winds grow colder, suddenly you're a lot older
And all because of a gal who got away
No more her eager call, the writing is on the wall
All those dreams you dreamed, they have all gone astray

The gal who won you, she's run off and undone you
That great beginning has seen the final inning
I don't know what happened, its all a crazy game
No more - no more that all time thrill because you have been put though the mill
And never a new love will ever be the same

Good riddance, good-bye
Every trick of hers you are on to
But fools will be fools and where's she gone?
Where has she gone?

The road gets rougher, it's lonelier and it's tougher
With hope ya burn up, tomorrow maybe she'll turn up
There ain't no let up, live-long night, night and day

Ever since, since this world began
There ain't nothin' sadder than
A long-lost loser
Lookin' for his gal who got away

Please come back
Won't ya come back?

Mm, mm, mm
Mm mmmm