Track Title:               I Could Write A Book
Album Title:               Rodgers and Hart Songbook, disc 4
Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald

Lyrics by:                 Lorenz Hart
Music by:                  Richard Rodgers
Arranger:                  Buddy Bregman
Conductor:                 Buddy Bregman
Producer:                  Norman Granz
From the Film:             Pal Joey  1940 (S)  1957 (M)


Lyrics:
A B C D E F G
I never learned to spell,
At least not well.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
I never learned to count,
A great amount.

But my busy mind is burning to use what learning I've got,
I won't waste any time,
I'll strike while the iron is hot.

If they asked me, I could write a book
About the way you walk, and whisper, and look.
I could write a preface
On how we met
So the world would never forget.

And the simple secret of the plot
Is just to tell them that I love you a lot.
And the world discovers
As my book ends,
How to make two lovers
Of friends.

{instrumental}

And the simple secret of the plot
Is just to tell them that I love you a lot.
And the world discovers
As my book ends,
How to make two lovers
Of friends.


Transcribed by RR
Validated by Todd Peach {todd@thepeaches.com}

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