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THIS DIAMOND RING
Gary Lewis & The Playboys


This Diamond RingGary Lewis and the PlayboysWritten by Al Kooper, Irwin Levine and Bob BrassPeak chart position # 1 in 1965Who wants to bu-u-uy this diamond ri-i-i-ing?She took it off her finger, now it doesn't mean a thi-i-i-ngThis diamond ring doesn't shine for me anymoreAnd this diamond ring doesn't mean what it meant beforeSo if you've got someone whose love is tru-u-ueLet it shine for yo-ou-ouThis stone is genuine like love should be-e-e-eAnd if your baby's truer than my baby was to me-e-e-eThis diamond ring can mean something beautifulAnd this diamond ring can mean dreams that are coming trueAnd then your heart won't have to break like mine didIf there's love behind it<instrumental-first two lines of a verse>This diamond ring can mean something beautifulAnd this diamond ring can mean dreams that are coming trueAnd then your heart won't have to break like mine didIf there's love behind itThis diamond ring doesn't shine for me anymoreAnd this diamond ring doesn't mean what it meant beforeFADESo if you've got someone whose love is tru-u-ueLet it shine for yo-ou-ou


GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS

Gary Lewis and the Playboys were a pop/rock group fronted by musician Gary Lewis, son of comedian Jerry Lewis, which earned its most success as a 'swinging sixties' band. Releasing four gold albums as well as many hits, songs "Build Me Up Buttercup" and "This Diamond Ring" in particular continue to receive significant airplay. The group initially auditioned for a job at Disneyland, supposedly without telling Disneyland employees about Lewis' celebrity father. ... Read More