– Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend –
From Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949)
m Jule Styne, w Leo Robin

. . . . G . . . . . . .Ab . . . G
The French are glad to die for love,
. . . . . . . . . . . Ab . . . G
they delight in fighting duels,
. . .F# . . . . . Bm
but I prefer a man who lives,
. . . . D . . . . . . . . . . G
and gives expensive jewels.

. . G . . . . . . . Gj . . . . . . . .G6 . . . . . Gj
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental,
. . . . G . . . . . . . . . G- . . . . . . D7
but diamonds are a girl's best friend.
. . Am . . . . . . E+ . . . . . . . Am7 . . . . . . D7
A kiss may be grand but it won't pay the rental
. . . . . . Am . . . .  . D7. . . Am . . . .  . . . .D7
on your humble flat . . . or help you at the automat.

G . . . . . . . G7 . . . C . . . . . . G-
Men grow cold as girls grow old,
. . . . . . G . . . . . . . Em7 . . . . . . Am . D
and we all lose our charms in the end.
. . . . G . . . . . . . Bm7f . . . . . . . . . . . E7 . . . . . . . . . . . E9
But square-cut or pear-shaped, these rocks don't lose their shape,
C . . . . . . . . . . .D . . . . . . G
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 that affairs 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 Tiff'ny's
C . . . . . . . . .Cm . . . . . . . G . . . . . . . . . E7
Diamonds!    Diamonds!    (I don't mean rhinestones)
. . . . C . . . . .D . . . . . . . . . . . G . . . . G7
but diamonds   are a girl's best friend.
Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me
m by Duke Ellington (1940),
w by Bob Russell addded later

A7 . . . . . .Dm7 . . . . . . . . . .Dj
Do nothing till you hear from me,
Am7 . . . D7 . . . . . . . . . . . Gj
Pay no attention to what's said.
Gm7 . . . . . .C9
Why people tear the seams
. . Gj . . . . . .B7
of anyone's dreams
.E7. A6 . . . . D6.Db6.C6.C.Db.D
Is . over my head.

o o o o o o o o o o o o o o . Dj
Do nothing till you hear from me,
At least consider our romance.
If you should take the words
of others you've heard,
I haven't a chance.

{Bridge:}
Cm9 . . . . . . . . Bbj . Cm9 . F7
True, I've been seen . with someone new,
. . . . . . . . . . . Bbj . . . . . Cm9. . .Bb7
But does that mean . I've been untrue?
Dj
When we're apart,
. . . F#m7f . . . . . B7
The words in my heart
. Em7f . . . . .E7 . . . . . . A7
Reveal how I feel about you.

o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Dj
Some kiss may cloud my memories,
And other arms may hold a thrill,
But please, do nothing till you hear it from me
And you never will.
{repeat from Bridge}