The song is a popular standard, recorded by numerous artists. In the lyric, Berlin uses an interesting poetic technique by extending the sound of the word "forgot" into "forget me not" then placing the original word (forgot) and the base form of its opposite (remember) at the end of the next two lines:
Remember we found a lonely spot, And after I learned to care a lot, You promised that you'd forget me not, But you forgot To remember.
Making a very satisfying ending (happy ending).
One little kiss, a moment of bliss, then hours of deep regret One little smile, and after a while, a longing to forget One little heartache left as a token One little plaything carelessly broken
Remember the night, the night you said, "I love you" Remember
Remember you vowed by all the stars above you Remember
Remember we found a lonely spot And after I learned to care a lot
You promised that you'd forget me not But you forgot to remember
Into my dreams you wandered it seems, and then there came a day You loved me too, my dreams had come true, and all the world was May But soon the Maytime turned to December You had forgotten, do you remember?