Track Title:               I Wish I Were In Love Again
Album Title:               Rodgers and Hart Songbook, disc 3
Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald

Lyrics by:                 Lorenz Hart
Music by:                  Richard Rodgers
Producer:                  Norman Granz
Arranger:                  Buddy Bregman
Conductor:                 Buddy Bregman

From the Show:             Babes In Arms  1937 (S)  1939 (M)
You don't know that I felt good, when we up and parted
You don't know I knocked on wood, gladly broken-hearted
Worrying is through, I sleep all night.
Appetite and health restored
You don't know how much I'm BORED!

The sleepless nights - the daily fights
The quick toboggan - when you reach the heights
I miss the kisses - and I miss the bites
I wish I were in love again

The broken dates - the endless waits
The lovely loving - and the hateful hates
The conversation - with the flying plates
I wish I were in love again

No more pain - no more strain
Now I'm sane - but I would rather be ga ga

The pulled out fur - of cat and cur
The fine mismating - of a him and her
I've learned my lesson - but I wish I were
In love again

The furtive sigh - the blackened eye
The words: "I'll love you - 'till the day I die"
The self deception - that believes the lie
I wish I were in love again

When love congeals - it soon reveals
The faint aroma - of performing seals
The double-crossing - of a pair of heels
I wish I were in love again

No, more care - no, despair
I'm all there now - but I'd rather be punch drunk

Believe me sir - I much prefer
The classic battle - of a him and her
I don't like quiet - and I wish I were
In love again

Transcribed by Todd Peach 
(with some help from Gene)