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

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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    Why has no one commented on this yet? It's one of the most brilliant songs I've ever heard! It's actually kinda my theme song. Peace, Love, Empathy, Louise xxx
    Lougolason March 23, 2003   Link
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    It's kind of ironic that this song is a theme song for this quote, "Peace, Love, Empathy"
    Picklesinkon March 29, 2003   Link
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    my theme song 2. u should check out shirley bassey 'diamonds are forever'. Pure quality.
    jojogannyplanton April 04, 2005   Link
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    THE classic.
    Catroaron October 01, 2006   Link
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    Missing some.. "Tiffany's" "Cartier" "Black Star" "Frost Gorrham" "Talk to me Harry Winston, tell me all about it"
    n1kkzon December 13, 2007   Link
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    n1kz: not missing. those aren't part of the original. baz lurhmann changes some lyrics to suit his movie, moulin rouge.
    factcheckincuzon February 12, 2008   Link
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    factcheckincuz: you may want to check YOUR facts, these lyrics submitted by n1kkz: "Tiffany's" "Cartier" "Black Star" "Frost Gorrham" "Talk to me Harry Winston, tell me all about it" are Indeed in the original movie, with Marilyn Monroe. I've seen the movie about 20 times and own two or three copies of the song on CD. so, check your facts before you act a fool
    gettochinoon October 12, 2008   Link
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    This song is from the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which was actually a production of Broadway before it was the movie in which Marilyn famously performed "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend", meaning that these lyrics are not necessarily the "original" since it was first part of the Broadway musical. However, since this is under the artist of "Marilyn Monroe", there is no need to scrutinize whether the "Tiffany's" part and all is in the song, because undeniably, it is there. But if you wanted to debate whether it was in the song in the Broadway production, you might have yourself a good argument.
    godburntmypancakeson January 22, 2009   Link
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    Since this is the Marilyn Monroe version, she does indeed say "Tiffany's, Cartier, Black Star, Frost Gorrham, Talk to me Harry Winston, tell me all about it" in her version from Gentlemen Prefer Blonds (Black Star & Frost Gorrham were left out in the lyrics above), however, in the original Broadway version, that part isn't included. In fact, the lyrics in the Broadway version are completely different. Anyway, this is the most fabulous song ever! <3
    heysailorrrron December 10, 2009   Link
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    My idol, inspiration, everything. i love you doll happy birthday in july. I wish you were still part of this universe making even more history. Youre amazing. Love this song.
    haleighharrison January 21, 2014   Link

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