I Wish I Didn't Love You SoWords & Music by Frank Loesser
Recorded by Betty Hutton, 1947 (#5)
A C#7 D9 Cdim A C#7 D I wish I didn't love you so, Dm6 Bm7-5 A F#7 My love for you, D9 Bm7-5 Fdim E7 A F#7 D9 E Should have faded long a - go. A C#7 D9 Cdim A C#7 D I wish I didn't need your kiss, Dm6 Bm7-5 A F#7 Why must your kiss, Bm Bm7/E Dm6 E7 A D9 A Torture me as long as this? Bridge: A7 Gdim F#7 Gdim F#7 I might be smi - ling by now, Edim Bm F#7 Bm With some new, tender friend, C#m7-5 F#7 Smiling by now, E7/9 E7 D9 Bm7-5 E7 With my heart on the mend. E7 Cdim E A C#7 But when I try, D9 Cdim A Something in my heart says,"No!" Dm6 Bm7-5 Fdim You're still there, A C#7 D9 Dm6 E7 E7/6 A D9 I wish I didn't love you so.
*I finished this chart literally only moments before learning of Betty Hutton's death. I had recently seen the interview with her on Turner Classic Movies, never before knowing of the tortured, largely-unfulfilling life she had lived. Her brash, brassy delivery of songs such as "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry" brought laughter to many -- how sad that she found so little cause for laughter in her life.