I Could Write a Book

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

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"I Could Write a Book" is a show tune from the 1940 Rodgers and Hart musical Pal Joey, where it was introduced by Gene Kelly and Leila Ernst.
It includes two songs that have become standards: "I Could Write a Book" and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered".

Rodgers and Hart

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

Frank Sinatra

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The song has been covered by such artists as Anita O'Day 1960, Frank D'Rone, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., and Dinah Washington.
Though several notable recordings were made during this time period, such as "If I Could Write a Book" in January 1952, which Granata sees as a "turning point", forecasting his later work with its sensitivity, Columbia and MCA dropped him later that year.

For Those in Love

Dinah Washington's version of "I Could Write a Book", from her 1955 album For Those in Love, was used in the ninth episode of the first season of the television series Ash vs Evil Dead.
Washington's version of "I Could Write a Book", which appears as the seventh track of For Those in Love, was used in the ninth episode of the first season of the American television series Ash vs Evil Dead.

Lorenz Hart

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Some of his more famous lyrics include "Blue Moon," "Mountain Greenery," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Manhattan," "Where or When," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "Falling in Love with Love," "Have You Met Miss Jones?," "My Funny Valentine," "I Could Write a Book", "This Can't Be Love", "With a Song in My Heart", "It Never Entered My Mind", and "Isn't It Romantic?".

When Harry Met Sally... (soundtrack)

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Harry Connick Jr.'s version of "I Could Write a Book" was used in the 1989 film When Harry Met Sally..., appearing on the film's soundtrack, and also appears on the soundtrack of the 1997 film Deconstructing Harry.

Show tune

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

Gene Kelly

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

Leila Ernst

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

Time (magazine)

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An uncredited critic reviewing "New Plays in Manhattan" for Time said of Pal Joey that the musical contains "all the dancing anyone could want and at least three more great Richard Rodgers tunes: I Could Write a Book (sweet), Love Is My Friend (torchy), Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (catchy)."

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

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An uncredited critic reviewing "New Plays in Manhattan" for Time said of Pal Joey that the musical contains "all the dancing anyone could want and at least three more great Richard Rodgers tunes: I Could Write a Book (sweet), Love Is My Friend (torchy), Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (catchy)."

Cover version

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The song has been covered by such artists as Anita O'Day 1960, Frank D'Rone, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., and Dinah Washington.

Anita O'Day

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The song has been covered by such artists as Anita O'Day 1960, Frank D'Rone, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., and Dinah Washington.

Frank D'Rone

The song has been covered by such artists as Anita O'Day 1960, Frank D'Rone, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., and Dinah Washington.

Harry Connick Jr.

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The song has been covered by such artists as Anita O'Day 1960, Frank D'Rone, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., and Dinah Washington.

Dinah Washington

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The song has been covered by such artists as Anita O'Day 1960, Frank D'Rone, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., and Dinah Washington.

When Harry Met Sally...

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Harry Connick Jr.'s version of "I Could Write a Book" was used in the 1989 film When Harry Met Sally..., appearing on the film's soundtrack, and also appears on the soundtrack of the 1997 film Deconstructing Harry.

Deconstructing Harry

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Harry Connick Jr.'s version of "I Could Write a Book" was used in the 1989 film When Harry Met Sally..., appearing on the film's soundtrack, and also appears on the soundtrack of the 1997 film Deconstructing Harry.

Ash vs Evil Dead

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Dinah Washington's version of "I Could Write a Book", from her 1955 album For Those in Love, was used in the ninth episode of the first season of the television series Ash vs Evil Dead.