The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

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PROFILE
Composer Richard Rodgers
Lyricist Lorenz Hart
Year Written 1935
About The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
“The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” was written for the 1935 musical Jumbo. It has become a jazz and popular standard. The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra had a Top 40 hit with the song in 1953. Other recordings include those by Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and Sonny Rollins.

Lyrics

The most beautiful girl in the world
Picks my ties out,
Eats my candy,
Drinks my brandy-
The most beautiful girl in the world.
The most beautiful star in the world
Isn’t Garbo, isn’t Dietrich,
But the sweet trick
Who can make me believe it’s a beautiful world.
Social-not a bit,
Nat’ral kind of wit,
She’d shine anywhere,
And she hasn’t got platinum hair.
The most beautiful house in the world
Has a mortgage-
What do I care?
It’s goodbye care
When my slippers are next to the ones that belong
To the one and only beautiful girl in the world!

Session / Album Information

1973-1

“The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” was recorded in July 1973 and was released in 1977 on Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers & Hart.

This recording released on:

  • 1977: Improv LP 12″: 7120 — Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers & Hart
  • Disky CD: BX 883552 — As Time Goes By
  • 1990: King CD: KICP-2046 — The Rodgers and Hart Songbook [Japan]
  • 1991: Improv LP 12″: DARC2-2102 — The Rodgers And Hart Songbook
  • 1991: DRG CD: CDXP 2102 — The Rodgers And Hart Songbook
  • 2000: Horatio Nelson CD: HNRCD9001 — The Essential Tony Bennett (UK)
  • 2002: Recall CD: RECA 353 — Have You Met Miss Jones? [UK]
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2005: Concord CD: 2243 — Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook
  • 2006: Universal CD: 3122432 — Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook (UK)
  • 2011: Disc #51 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK50) Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers and Hart

1973-2

“The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” alternate, take #4, was recorded in July 1973 and was released in 2004 on The Complete Improv Recordings.

This recording released on:

  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2005: Concord CD: 2243 — Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook
  • 2006: Universal CD: 3122432 — Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook (UK)
  • 2011: Disc #51 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK50) Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers and Hart

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