They Can't Take That Away from Me
George Gershwin
Ira Gershwin
November 5, 1953

"They Can't Take That Away from Me" is a song that was featured in Frank Sinatra's 1954 Capitol album Songs for Young Lovers.

Sinatra rerecorded this song in his 1962 Reprise album, Sinatra and Swingin' Brass as well as several times live in albums such as Sinatra ’57 in Concert and Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris. Sinatra later rerecorded the song under Capitol with Natalie Cole for his album Duets.

History[edit | edit source]

"They Can't Take That Away from Me" was written by George and Ira Gershwin in 1937 for their musical Shall We Dance. For the musical, Fred Astaire recorded this song on March 18, 1937. Since this initial recording, the song has become one of the most famous Gershwin brothers standards.

Releases[edit | edit source]

Studio recordings
Live performances

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

There are many many crazy things
That will keep me loving you
And with your permission
May I list a few

The way you wear your hat
The way you sip your tea
The memory of all that
No no they can't take that away from me

The way your smile just beams
The way you sing off key
The way you haunt my dreams
No no they can't take that away from me

We may never never meet again, on that bumpy road to love
But I'll always, always keep the memory of

The way you hold your knife
The way we danced till three
The way you changed my life
No no they can't take that away from me
No they can't take that away from me

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