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Marilyn Monroe – Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend lyrics

"The French are glad to die for love,
They delight in fighting duels,
But I prefer a man who lives and gives
Expensive jewels.

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
But diamonds are a girl's best friend
A kiss may be grand... but it won't pay the rental on your humble flat
Or help you at the automat
Men grow cold as girls grow old
And we all lose our charms in the end
But square cut or pear shape these rocks don't lose their shape
Diamonds are a girl's best friend

... Tiffany's!
... Cartier!
Black star Frost Gorham
Talk to me Harry Winston tell me all about it!
There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer
But diamonds are a girl's best friend
There may come a time when a hard boiled employer thinks you're awful nice
But get that ice or else no dice
He's your guy when stocks are high but beware when they start to descend
It's then that those louses go back to their spouses
Diamonds are a girl's best friend

I've heard of affairs that are strictly platonic
But diamonds are a girl's best friend
And I think affairs that you must keep masonic are better bets
If little pets get big baguettes,
Time rolls on and youth is gone and you can't straighten up when you bend
But stiff back or stiff knees you stand straight at... Tiffany's...

Diamonds... diamonds... I don't mean rhinestones... but diamonds... are a girls best... best friend"

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  • Ella-Anne
    'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend' is a show tune first introduced by Carol Channing in the original Broadway production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1949, a show based on a novel by Anita Loos. The song was written by Jule Styne and Leo Robin.

    Although the Carol Channing version was compelling, it was Marilyn Monroe with her sultry voice and seductive moves that put the sizzle in this song. A little known fact is that the Monroe version of this jazz classic is listed as the 12th most important film song of all time by the American Film Institute, and the Monroe's rendition of the song has been considered an iconic performance that has been copied by other entertainers ranging from Madonna, Kylie Minogue, and Anna Nicole Smith. The Madonna video 'Material Girl' is patterned after this song, and uses a similar set and costumes for her number and the male dancers.

    Marilyn Monroe is an iconic legend that is known for beauty, grace, fashion, and her bombshell looks and sexy roles. What she is not known for is singing, but with this song along with 'My Heart Belongs to Daddy' and 'Happy Birthday' as sung to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden earned her three smash hits.
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    God its important for men to care about their titles and success in their lives. Women look for security for herself and children and love does not feed the table. I feel sorry for some guys who don't care about what they want to do and end up with no money and nothing to offer a woman. When I hear this song I think of a wealthy, educated, successful man who can afford anything to a woman and the lady is extremely happy.
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  • u
    So I stumbled on this song because some creep left a note on a neighbors door that contained part of these lyrics. Anyway, what a terrible selfish song! It's all about money? If that is your driving motivation you're lost and don't deserve the time of day (unless you're a hooker, in which case you nailed it). Sadly though, you'll probably do just fine because you'll get fake b***s and coax some poor soul into believing you're a good person. And then take all of their money in a divorce. As for the inspiring quote above "love does not feed the table", I think you meant "love does not buy ME all the stupid crap that i want but don't need".
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