A Beautiful Friendship

Donald Kahn

Donald Kahn

Composer Donald Kahn
Lyricist Stanley Styne
Year Written 1956
About A Beautiful Friendship
“A Beautiful Friendship” was written by the sons of two great American songwriters. The composer, Donald Kahn, was the son of lyricist Gus Kahn and the lyricist, Stanley Styne, was the son of composer Jule Styne. In addition to Tony Bennett’s fine recording, “A Beautiful Friendship” has been recorded by Duke Ellington and Rosemary Clooney.


This is the end of a beautiful friendship
It ended a moment ago
This is the end of a beautiful friendship
I know, for your eyes told me so
We were always like sister and brother
Until tonight when we looked at each other
This is the end of a beautiful friendship
And just the beginning of love

Session / Album Information


“A Beautiful Friendship” was recorded on January 27, 1967 and released that year on the album Tony Makes It Happen! It was arranged by Marion Evans.

A Beautiful Friendship

Listen to A Beautiful Friendship on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1967.

This recording released on:

  • 1967: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9453 — Tony Makes It Happen!
  • 1967: Columbia LP 12″: CL 2653 — Tony Makes It Happen!
  • 1967: CBS LP 12″: SPBG 63055 — Tony Makes It Happen! [UK]
  • 1973: Embassy LP 12″: EMB 31002 — Trolley Song
  • 2011: Disc #34 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK33) Tony Makes It Happen!

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