The Best Man

Songwriters Roy Alfred, Fred Wise
Year Written 1946
About The Best Man
This funny and rather charming song, written in 1946, has been recorded by Nat Cole, Les Brown, Peggy Lee, John Pizzarelli and Ann-Margaret with Al Hirt.


I guess I’ve got a heart meant
For fooling around with chicks
Because in that love department
I know all the latest tricks
Now I ran across a girl one day
She was as sharp as a girl could be
And I wasn’t surprised to hear her say
That she really went for me

She said I was the best man
Whoever knocked on her door
She said I was the best man
The fella she’d waited for

She said I was the best man
At dancing and nobody can deny
That when it came to romancing
I was the A+ number 1 guy

But then she met my best friend
And knocked him right off his pins
But still I wasn’t worried
‘Cause the best man always wins
The way it all turned out
There was no doubt
That I was best man in the end
I was the best man
When she married my best friend

So don’t you think you’re best
‘Til you pass the test
And you know all the latest tricks
‘Cause you’ll wind up as the best man
While the other guy gets the chicks

Session / Album Information


“The Best Man” was recorded in 2004 and released that same year on The Art of Romance. This song was arranged by Lee Musiker.

The Best Man

Listen to The Best Man on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 2004.

This recording released on:

  • 2004: RPM/Columbia CD: CK 92820 — The Art of Romance
  • 2004: Sony Music CD 5187092000 — The Art of Romance (import)
  • 2011: Disc #69 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK67) The Art of Romance
  • 2013: Columbia/Legacy – Sixty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett

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