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jueves, 1 de junio de 2017

Marilyn Monroe - Diamonds are a girl's best friends

THESE ROCKS DON'T LOOSE THEIR SHAPE

Hoy se cumplen noventa y un años del nacimiento de la inolvidable Marilyn Monroe, a quien recordamos con esta memorable secuencia de la película "Los caballeros las prefieren rubias" (1953) de Howard Hawks, que adaptaba el musical del mismo título estrenado en Broadway en 1949, con libreto de Joseph Fields y Anita Loos y canciones de Jule Styne (música) y Leo Robin (letra). En ella Marilyn interpreta (doblada en las notas iniciales por la soprano Marnie Nixon) la icónica canción Diamonds are a girl's best friends, que en la versión teatral había estrenado Carol Channing.

Diamonds are a girl's best friends  (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-shaped
These rocks don't loose their shape
Diamonds are a girl's best friend

Tiffany's
Cartier
Black Starr
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 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
Diamonds
Diamonds
I don't mean rhinestones
But diamonds are a girl's best
Best friend


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