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"It Might Have Been" is a song from The Stingiest Man in Town and its animated adaptation.

In the 1956 version, it is sung by Vic Damone and Patrice Munsel.

In the animated special, a trimmed down version is sung by Robert Morse and Shelby Flint.

Lyrics

Young Scrooge: At last I'm making money
Now people work for me
Belle: But you are not as tender
as once you used to be

Scrooge: I built a wall of gold around us
that poverty cannot come through
Belle: You built a wall of gold between us
and I cannot come through to you

(Instrumental)

Belle: I've lost you to a gold piece, Goodbye.
Scrooge: That isn't so. I still love you. Don't leave me.
Belle: You left me years ago

Belle: You lost the beautiful tomorrow,
You really had a chance to win.
Our love has turned into a shadow,
Of happiness that might have been.

It might have been a warm and wonderful romance,
It might have been if you have given it a chance.
You held a ticket to enchanted lands,
Why did you let it slip right through your hands.

Scrooge: I might have known a life of happiness with you,
But love has flown, the wrong I've done I can't undo.
And now to late my bitter tears begin,
Because I know... it might have been.

It might have been a warm and wonderful romance, (It Might Have Been)
It might have been if I had given it a chance. (It Might Have Been)
I held a ticket to enchanted lands,
Belle: Why did you let it slip right through your hands.

Scrooge: I might have known a life of happiness with you, (I might have known)
But love has flown, the wrong I've done I can't undo. (But love has flown)
Both And now to late my bitter tears begin,
Because I know..... it might have been.


Rankin/Bass version

Belle: You lost the beautiful tomorrow,
You really had a chance to win.
Our love has turned into a shadow,
Of happiness that might have been.

It might have been a warm and wonderful romance,
It might have been if you have given it a chance.
You held a ticket to enchanted lands,
Why did you let it slip right through your hands.

Young Scrooge: I might have known a life of happiness with you,
But love has flown, the wrong I've done I can't undo.
And now to late my bitter tears begin,
Because I know.....

Both: It might have been.

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