I Could Write a Book 1940

Song from Pal Joey

Published 1940

Writer(s) Lorenz Hart
Composer(s) Richard Rodgers

“I Could Write a Book” is a show tune from the 1940 Rodgers and Hart musical Pal Joey (1940), where it was introduced by Gene Kelly and Leila Ernst.

Notable recordings

Betty Carter – The Audience with Betty Carter (1979)
Harry Connick, Jr. – When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
Rosemary Clooney – Rosemary Clooney Sings Rodgers, Hart & Hammerstein (1990)
Miles Davis – Relaxin’ with The Miles Davis Quintet (1956)
Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook (1956)
Anita O’Day – Anita O’Day and Billy May Swing Rodgers and Hart (1960)
Frank Sinatra – I Hear a Rhapsody (album) (1952)
The Swingle Singers – New World (1995)
Mel Tormé – Mel and George “Do” World War II (1990)
Dinah Washington – For Those in Love (1955)
Monica Zetterlund – Swedish Sensation! (1960)