Ella Fitzgerald - I Could Write a Book Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book cover art
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I never learned to spell,
At least not well.

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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.

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.

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • 2 You Took Advantage of Me
  • 3 A Ship Without a Sail
  • 4 To Keep My Love Alive
  • 5 Dancing on the Ceiling
  • 6 The Lady Is a Tramp
  • 7 With a Song in My Heart
  • 8 Manhattan
  • 9 Johnny One Note
  • 10 I Wish I Were in Love Again
  • 11 Spring Is Here
  • 12 It Never Entered My Mind
  • 13 This Can't Be Love
  • 14 Thou Swell
  • 15 My Romance
  • 16 Where or When
  • 17 Little Girl Blue
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Give It Back to the Indians
  • 2 Ten Cents a Dance
  • 3 There's a Small Hotel
  • 4 I Didn't Know What Time it Was
  • 5 Everything I've Got
  • 6 I Could Write a Book
  • 7 Blue Room
  • 8 My Funny Valentine
  • 9 Bewitched
  • 10 Mountain Greenery
  • 11 Wait Til You See Her
  • 12 Lover
  • 13 Isn't it Romantic
  • 14 Here in My Arms
  • 15 Blue Moon
  • 16 My Heart Stood Still
  • 17 I've Got Five Dollars


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
    album: Track in album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book
    release date: 1956
    popularity : 89 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz Stage & Screen
    styles: Big Band/Swing
    length: 3:42
    producer: Norman Granz
    engineer: Val Valentin
    lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
    conductor: Buddy Bregman
    orchestrator: Buddy Bregman
    Album Information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin