I Could Write a Book

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"I Could Write a Book"
Song from Pal Joey
Songwriter(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),[1] where it was introduced by Gene Kelly and Leila Ernst. It is considered as an industry standard.


  1. ^ Banfield, Stephen (1998). "Popular Song and Popular Music on Stage and Film". In Nicholls, David. The Cambridge History of American Music. Cambridge University Press. pp. 329–330. ISBN 978-0-521-45429-2.