Bing Crosby Lyrics

Thanks for the memory
Of sentimental verse,
Nothing in my purse,
And chuckles
When the preacher said
For better or for worse,
How lovely it was.

Thanks for the memory
Of Schubert's Serenade,
Little things of jade
And traffic jams
And anagrams
And bills we never paid,
How lovely it was.

We who could laugh over big things
Were parted by only a slight thing.
I wonder if we did the right thing,
Oh, well, that's life, I guess,
I love your dress.

Thanks for the memory
Of faults that you forgave,
Of rainbows on a wave,
And stockings in the basin
When a fellow needs a shave,
Thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory
Of tinkling temple bells,
Alma mater yells
And Cuban rum
And towels from
The very best hotels,
Oh how lovely it was.

Thanks for the memory
Of cushions on the floor,
Hash with Dinty Moore,
That pair of gay pajamas
That you bought
And never wore.

We said goodbye with a highball,
Then I got as high as a steeple,
But we were intelligent people,
No tears, no fuss,
Hooray for us.

Strictly entre nous,
Darling, how are you?
And how are all
Those little dreams
That never did come true?

Awfully glad I met you,
Cheerio and toodle-oo
Thank you,
Thank you so much.

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger

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Comments from YouTube:

Michael Watkins

As well as Bing's great voice it is a very fine orchestration. There were some fine band leaders around in those days.


Yes, this is also one of my favorite Crosby records - one of so many I love. This one has all the "passionate" Crosby cry of his early years mixed with that elegant phrasing "..memories that linger like a haunting tune." (1:16) Love the way he pronounces "haunting tune". Great sound quality. Thank you so much!

Peter Taylor

His pronunciation is surely American. You have a mental picture of his face and features as you listen.

Susanne Bass

Wonderful! Many thanks for sharing with everyone of us. Love this song.

Thomas Hendricks

Bing is awesome,without peer especially in this is a truly impeccible recording.I love you bing forever

Susanne Bass

Love this song. Many thanks for sharing with everyone. Much appreciated.


Jimmy Grier - a much underated band!


freakin love this song..haven't heard it in ages. thanks indeed, {hugs}

Mario Pla, Jr.

Absolutely just beautiful....


This is my favourite Bing Crosby number. A thousand thanks for sharing.

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