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Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friends

(From: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
Music by Jules Styne, lyrics by Leo Robin

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The French were bred 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…
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 baggettes.
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 Friends

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Two Little Girls From Little Rock

(From: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
Music by Jules Styne, lyrics by Leo Robin

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We’re just two little girls from Little Rock
we lived on the wrong side of the tracks
but the gentleman friends who used to call
they never did seem to mind at all
they came to the wrong side of the tracks.

Then someone broke my heart in Little Rock
so I up and left the pieces there
like a little lost lamb I roamed about
I came to New York and I found out
that men are the same way everywhere.

I was young and determined
to be wined and dined and ermined
and I worked at it all around the clock.
Now one of these days in my fancy clothes
I’m gonna go back and punch the nose
of the one who broke my heart
In Little Rock.

I’m just a little girl from Little Rock
a horse used to be my closest pal.
Though I never did learn to read or write
I learned about love in the pale moonlight
and now I’m an educated gal.

I learned an awful lot in Little Rock
and here’s some advice I’d like to share.
Find a gentleman who’s shy or bold
or short or tall or young or old
as long as the guy’s a millionaire.

For a kid from a small street
I did very well on Wall Street
though I never owned a share of stock
and now that I’m known in the biggest banks
I’m going back home and give my thanks
to the one who broke my heart in Little Rock

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Bye Bye Baby

(From: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
Music by Jules Styne, lyrics by Leo Robin

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I’ll be in my room alone
every post meridian
and I’ll read my diary
and that book by Mister Gideon.

Bye, bye, baby
remember you’re my baby
when they give you the eye,
and just to show that I care
I will write and declare
that I’m on the loose
but I’m still on the square.

I’ve been lonely
but even though I’m lonely
there’ll be no other guy.
Though I’ll be gone for a while
I know that I’ll be smiling
with my baby by and by
with my baby by and by.

I’ll be gloomy
but send that rainbow to me
then my shadows will fly.
Though you’ll be gone fo a while
I know that I’ll be smiling
with my baby by and by.

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Do It Again

(From: The French Doll)

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Oh… Do it again.
I may say no, no, no
but do it again.
My lips just ache
to have you take
the kiss that’s waiting for you.
You know if you do
you won’t regret it.
Come and get it.

Oh… no one is near.
I may cry oh, oh, oh,
but no one will hear.
My Mommy scolds me
‘cuz she’s told me
it is naughty, but then…
Oh, do it again,
please do it again.

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River of No Return

(From: River of No Return)

If you listen, you can hear it call, Wailaree! (Wailaree!)
There is a river called the River of No Return
Sometimes it’s peaceful, and sometimes wild and free.
Love is a traveler on the River of No Return.
Swept on forever to be lost in the stormy sea. (Wailaree!)
I can hear the river call, No return, no return, No return, no return. (Wailaree!)
I can hear my lover call, “Come to me.” (No return, no return)
I lost my love on the river and forever my heart will yearn.
Gone, gone forever down the River of No Return. Wailaree! (Wailaree!) Wailaree!
You never return to me. (No return, no return)


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I Wanna Be Loved By You

(From: Some Like It Hot)

I wanna be loved by you
Just you and nobody else but you
I wanna be loved by you alone
pooh pooh bee doo!

I wanna be kissed by you
Just you and nobody else but you
I wanna be kissed by you alone

I couldn’t aspire
To anything higher
Than to fill the desire
To make you my own
paah-dum paah-dum doo bee dum, pooooo!

I wanna be loved by you
Just you and nobody else but you
I wanna be loved by you alone

I couldn’t aspire
To anything higher
Than to fill the desire
To make you my own
paah-dum paah-dum doo bee dum, pooooo!

I wanna be loved by you
Just you and nobody else but you
I wanna be loved by you alone
paah-deeedle-eedeedle-eedeedle-eedum, poo pooo beee dooo!



After You Get What You Want, You Don’t Want It

(From: There’s No Business Like Show Business)

After you get what you want, you don’t want it.
If I gave you the moon you’d grow tired of it soon
You’re like a baby. You want what you want when you want it.
But after you are presented with what you want you’re discontented.
You’re always wishing and wanting for something
When you get what you want you don’t want what you get
And though I sit upon your knee you’ll grow tired of me
‘Cuz after you get what you want you don’t want what you wanted at all.

Changeable, you got a changeable nature
always, always changing your mind
there’s a longing in your eye hard to satisfy
and here’s the reason why…

‘Cuz after you get what you want you don’t want it
if I gave you the moon you’d grow tired of it soon
You’re like a baby, you want what you want when you want it
but after you are presented with what you want you’re discontented
You’re always wishing and wanting for something
When you get what you want you don’t want what you get
and though I sit upon your knee you’ll grow tired of me
‘Cuz after you get what you want you don’t want what you wanted at all

Baby I don’t mean to make you blue but you need a talking to
‘Cuz after you get what you want you don’t want what you wanted at all.
I know you.


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