Track Title:               The Best Man Meditates

Prime Artist:              Unknown
Lyrics by:                 Oscar Hammerstein II     (O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)
Music by:                  Richard Rodgers
From the Show:             Allegro  1947 (S)

It may be a good idea for Joe,
But it wouldn't be good for me
To sit in a marigold bungalow
With my little ones on my knee.

I'd much rather go and blow my dough
On a casual chickadee.
I don't want a mark that I'll have to toe;
My toe can go where it wants to go;
It wants to go where the wild girls grow
In extravagant quantity.

To bask in the warm and peaceful glow
Of connubial constancy
May be awfully good for good old Joe
But it wouldn't be good for me.

Contributed by Carlene Bogle