Many frequently associate the song “The Best is Yet To Come” with Frank Sinatra. Contrary to common belief, this song was originally written for Tony Bennett, but it was Sinatra who popularized it.  “The Best is Yet To Come” was written in 1959 by Carolyn Leigh and the music was composed by Cy Coleman. It is extremely memorable because it was the last song Sinatra ever performed. 

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Lyrics

Out of the tree of life I just picked me a plum
You came along and everything’s startin’ to hum
Still, it’s a real good bet, the best is yet to comeBest is yet to come and babe, won’t that be fine?
You think you’ve seen the sun, but you ain’t seen it shinea-Wait till the warm-up’s underway
Wait till our lips have met
And wait till you see that sunshine day
You ain’t seen nothin’ yetThe best is yet to come and babe, won’t it be fine?
Best is yet to come, come the day you’re mineCome the day you’re mine
I’m gonna teach you to fly
We’ve only tasted the wine
We’re gonna drain the cup dryWait till your charms are right for these arms to surround
You think you’ve flown before, but baby, you ain’t left the ground

a-Wait till you’re locked in my embrace
Wait till I draw you near
a-Wait till you see that sunshine place
Ain’t nothin’ like it here

The best is yet to come and babe, won’t it be fine?
The best is yet to come, come the day you’re mine

Come the day you’re mine
And you’re gonna be mine

 

 

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