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Monday, February 23, 2009

The Best Is Yet to Come

By Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh
1959

Composed by the same duo responsible for "Witchcraft", this breezy, optimistic tune became closely associated with Frank Sinatra after his inclusion of it on his 1964 album It Might as Well Be Swing, with Count Basie and Quincy Jones. It would also be the last song the Chairman would ever sing in public, on February 25, 1995.

Lyrics:

Out of the tree of life, I just picked me a plum.
You came along and everything started to hum.
Still it's a real good bet, the best is yet to come.

The best is yet to come, and won't that be fine?
You think you've seen the sun, but you ain't seen it shine.

Wait till the warm-up is underway,
Wait till out lips have met.
Wait till you see that sunshine day--
You ain't seen nothin' yet.

The best is yet to come, and won't that be fine?
The best is yet to come, come the day that you're mine.

Come the day that your mine.
I'm gonna teach you to fly.
We've only tasted the wine--
We're gonna drain that cup dry.

Wait till your charms are right for these arms to surround.
You think you've flown before, but you ain't left the ground.

Wait till you're locked in my embrace,
Wait till I hold you near.
Wait till you see that sunshine place--
There ain't nothin' like it here.

The best is yet to come, and won't that be fine?
The best is yet to come, come the day that you're mine.

Recorded By:

Tony Bennett
Nancy Wilson
Michael Buble
Peggy Lee
Sarah Vaughan

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