They Can't Take That Away From Me
Billie Holiday Lyrics


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 the bumpy road to love
Still 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

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 the bumpy road to love
Still 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

Lyrics © RALEIGH MUSIC PUBLISHING, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Yunbo Yih

The way you dress in all green,
The way you walk to your seat,
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,

You may never ever know those little things,
When we just turned 17,
Still I’ll always, always keep the memory of,

The way you crying on the phone,
The way you fall asleep,
The way we survived this romance,
No no, they can’t take that away from me,

The way you changed my life,
The way you saved a wretched me,
The way we danced till three,
No no, they can’t take that away from me,
No, they can’t take that away from me.
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tomorrow is the Chinese valentines day, lunar calendar 7th of July. because i am in the caribbean atm, cant do anything to celebrate. so my dear asked me to write a love poem and share it on my social media "wechat". and i found this)a little bit rework :)



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The Cannabis Code

God this music makes me feel like I'm home in home I've never known but always longed for. Man I remember being addicted to Billies music to the point of playing nothing but Lady Day all day every day lol. Postscript: I'm the 75th comment!😁😄👍🤙

Tony Davis

Thanks so much. Just a little historical note - the lyric to the bridge was written by Ira Gershwin as "THE bumpy road to love" (which is what Holiday sings here), but Sinatra changed it to "THAT" which irked Gershwin because it changed the meaning. But ever since the error has shown up in subsequent renditions (and in online lyrics).

C Flow

Her interpretation was awesome. One of a kind Billie Holiday...aka Lady Day....aka Eleanora Fagan.

thelasonj

What a lovely rendition. Her voice just tears at my soul.

dennis toye

suddenly a widower this breaks my heart - beautiful

Hazel Bowden

I’m sorry for your loss, Dennis.

Josué Acosta

I was listening to strung out, then this appeared in one of the intros and felt something warm inside my chest (I don't think its cancer)... I didn't know I liked this type of music. I'm a happy cat right now :3

Erdie5

When it comes to music, I'm 27 going on 70...

Punk Slapper

A true musical legend. Her life was a bitter tragedy. What a truly amazing talent. There will never be another Billie Holiday. Nobody even close.

Endless Circle

No, no not all tragedy! She was sublimely successful as well, and they can't take that away from her!

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