DUETS # 44

Today the last duet. A duet Dame Shirley Bassey did with Paloma Faith on Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, which was composed by Jule Styne with lyrics by Leo Robin, for the Broadway musical Gentlemen Prefer Blonds . The song was introduced in the musical by Carol Channing. The song was released on the album from 2014 Hello Like Before.

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-shaped
These rocks don’t loose their shape
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
Tiffany’s
Cartier
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 (you bet)
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 liaisonic
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 (Tiffany’s)
Diamonds
Diamonds
I don’t mean rhinestones
But diamonds are a girl’s best
Best friend
How was that for you?
I’m going to hate Samuel’s

3 thoughts on “DUETS # 44”

  1. Shame about ‘Hello Like Before’ , I wasn’t keen on the choice of songs but, if it wasn’t for the awful mixing, it would have grown on me. Didn’t anyone listen to the album before it was released ? Diamonds was good however and Paloma’s comment about H.Samuel at the end made me laugh!

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