If I Loved You

Words & Music by Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers
Recorded by Perry Como, 1945 (#3)
From the musical "Carousel"

A F#m Cdim
If I loved you, 

 A   E7  D9   A  Fdim  A    Bm7    F#7
Time and a - gain I   would try to say

D9      Cdim         A    D9  E7
All I'd want you to know;

A F#m Cdim
If I loved you, 

  A    E7     D9   A  Fdim A  Bm7     F#7
Words would - n't come in  an ea - sy way--

  Bm  Bm7/E Bm7-5      Cdim A    
'Round in    cir - cles I'd go.


F#m           Bm7                G#7      C#7
Long - ing to tell you, but a - fraid and shy,

F#m        Bm7       Bm7/E       G   B7 E7
I'd let my gol - den chan - ces pass me by.

 A   F#m   Cdim
Soon you'd leave me, 

A   E7   D9   A Fdim  A  Bm7     F#7
Off you would go in  the mist of day

Bm   Bm7 Bm7-5    Cdim  A
Nev - er, nev - er to know

Bm  F#  D9
How I'd love you

Bm7 E7-9  A
If    I loved you.

*As noted in the Ron Hontz lyric transcription found at Lyrics World, this song was revived by Chad & Jeremy in 1965, when they reached #23 on the charts. Suggested by recent visitor Charles.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.