Have a Good Time

Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

Composer Boudleaux Bryant
Lyricist Felice Bryant
Year Written unknown
About Have A Good Time
The songwriting team of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant wrote many country and popular songs from the 1950s onward. They lived and worked in Nashville, but became as well known for their popular songs as their country songs. Big hits of theirs include “Bye, Bye Love,” “Rocky Top,” and “Love Hurts.”


Goodbye I hate to see you go
But have a good time
So long, I’ll miss you, dear, I know
But have a good time

Have your fling, be gay with your new love
I’m setting you free
Dance and sing, pretend that it’s true love
Don’t worry ’bout me

I know that tears will only drive you
Farther away
Just go, forget that I’m alive
It’s your holiday

When you’re tired of being reckless and carefree
Remember that I’ll be waiting to welcome you home
So have a good time

Session / Album Information


“Have a Good Time” was recorded on April 24, 1952 and released as single that year. It was arranged by Percy Faith.

Have A Good Time

Listen to Have A Good Time on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 2011.

This recording released on:

  • 1952: Columbia 78: 39764
  • 1952: Columbia 45: 4-39764
  • 1959: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1292 — Blue Velvet
  • 2004: Sepia Records CD: SEPIA 1028 — The Young Tony Bennett
  • 2005: ASV/Living Era CD: 5512 — Take My Hand…
  • 2006: Naxos Nostalgia CD: 8120803 — While We’re Young: Original Recordings 1950-1955
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2011: Disc #4 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK4) The Columbia Singles, Volume 2

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