I Could Write A Book

Words & Music by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers, 1940
Recorded by Tony Bennett, 1973
From the Broadway musical "Pal Joey"

Em7 A7  DM7   B9 Em7       A7  A7+5  D    Bm7  Em7
If they asked me, I could write  a  book

  A7       D       F#m      Bm7    Cdim     Em7   G/B  A7
About the way you walk and whisper      and look;

Em7 A7   D   Bb7 Em    G7    Bm7 E7-9 A
I could write a preface   on how  we met

B7      Em   B+    Bm7   Bm7-5     E7  Am7  A7
So the world would never       forget;

Em7 A7  DM7   B9  Em7    A7      D    Bm7  Em7
And the sim - ple secret of the plot

    A7      C   C/B   A7     D      Cdim    Em7  G/B   A7
Is just to tell them that I love you     a lot.

 Em7 A7   D    D+     A    A9  A7 Am7 D7   G
Then the world dis - cov - ers as my book ends

Gm  C#7 D   B   Em7    A7       D
How to make two lovers    of friends.

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