I Wish I Knew

Words & Music by Mack Gordon & Harry Warren
Recorded by Della Reese, 1960

  Am7                  D7            G
Is this the night I've waited oh so long for?

  Fdim     Am   Am7 Cdim       G     Am7  Fdim
Is this my dream at  last come true?

   Am7            D7                  G
Are you the on my heart has saved its song for?

   F#7    Bm   D   A7     Am7    D7
How can I tell?  I wish I knew.

Am7                                              Cdim
I wish I knew some - one like you could love me,

G         D   G                      Bm7  E9    Am7
I wish I knew you place no - one a - bove me.

                 D9         G         Em    Em7
Did I mis - take this for a real ro - mance?

         A7      Cdim  A7  D   G   Am7  D+
I wish I knew, but on - ly you can ans - wer;

Am7                                             Cdim
If you don't care, why let me hope and pray so?

G              D   G                  Bm7 E9    Am7
Don't lead me on; if I'm a fool, just say so.

                     D9  Am7 D7  G          F7  E7
Should I keep dream - ing on, or just for - get you?

Am7                     Cdim G   Gdim  E9  F7  G
What shall I do?  I wish I knew.

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