Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

from by Jacqueline Novikov & Yelena Beriyeva

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From Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
By Leo Robin & Jule Styne

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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 lose their shape.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend.

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.
When 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 are a girl’s best -
I don't mean rhinestones -
But Diamonds, Are A Girl's Best Friend!

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from Voce & Gabbana, released December 3, 2018

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Jacqueline Novikov Boston, Massachusetts

Soprano Jacqueline Novikov, founder of Forma Music, is dedicated to entertaining and educating audiences through classical vocal music. She uses music's powerful language to express life's humorous, serious, mundane and sacred truths. Jacqueline holds a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and a M.M. from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. ... more

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