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They Can’t Take That Away From Me

November 6, 2021

Today’s song of the day is an American jazz-pop vocal song, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” by Frank Sinatra.

Fun Facts

  • “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” is a popular jazz vocal song dating back to 1937. The music was composed by George Gershwin, and the lyrics by his brother, Ira Gershwin.
  • The song was first performed by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film, Shall We Dance, in which he stars opposite Ginger Rogers. Shall We Dance was the seventh of the ten musical comedy films featuring Astaire and Rogers.
  • Twelve years later, in 1949, Fred Astaire performed “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” in another film, The Barkleys of Broadway, the very last film he and Ginger Rogers ever made together.
  • George Gershwin did not live to enjoy the song’s success, as he passed away from a brain tumor two months after Shall We Dance was released.
  • “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” became the only Gershwin song ever to be nominated for an Academy Award.
  • Frank Sinatra, an American singer and actor, recorded the song in 1954 for his Songs for Young Lovers album and again in 1962 for his Sinatra and Swingin’ Brass album. He was considered to be one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, with an estimated 150 million records sold worldwide. He was born December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey, and passed away at the age of 82 on May 14, 1998 in Los Angeles.



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

Still I’ll always, always keep the memory of

The way you hold your knife

The way we danced until 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