I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU (SO)
(Music: Arthur Williams [aka Jimmy Van Heusen] / Lyrics: Carl Sigman)
Frank Sinatra - 1954
Dickie Valentine - 1954
Dinah Washington - 1956
Della Reese - 1957
Mary Kaye - 1957
Sammy Davis Jr. - 1958
Roy Hamilton - 1959
Brook Benton - 1959
Sam Fletcher - 1964
Rene & Rene - 1964 (Titled "Yo Te Lo Dije")
Shirley Horn - 1965
Damita Jo - 1965
Esther Phillips - 1966
Artur Prysock & Count Basie - 1966
Ann Burton - 1974
Jack Jones - 1980
Carol Sloane - 1989
Carol Kidd - 1990
Eva Cassidy & Chuck Brown - 1992
Also recorded by:
Dakota Staton; Eddie Heywood Trio; Carmen McRae; Johnny Smith.
as recorded by Della Reese
I could have told you he'd hurt you,
He'd love you awhile then desert you,
If only you'd asked I could have told you so!
I could have saved you some of that crying,
Yes I could have told you he's lying,
But you were so in love and didn't want to know!
I hear him now as I toss and turn and try to sleep,
I can hear him right now making promises he's never gonna keep!
And soon it's all over and done with,
He'll find someone new to have fun with,
Through all of my tears I could have told you so!
You're hurt now 'cause it's over, all over and done with,
He's found someone new to have fun with,
Through all of my tears I could have told you so,
But you didn't want to know, I could have told you so!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - January 2016)