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This Diamond Ring
Gary Lewis & The Playboys Lyrics


Who wants to buy this diamond ring?
She took it off her finger, now it doesn't mean a thing
This diamond ring doesn't shine for me anymore
And this diamond ring doesn't mean what it meant before
So if you've got someone whose love is true
Let it shine for you

This stone is genuine like love should be
And if your baby's truer than my baby was to me
This diamond ring can mean something beautiful
And this diamond ring can mean dreams that are coming true
And then your heart won't have to break like mine did
If there's love behind it

This diamond ring can mean something beautiful
And this diamond ring can mean dreams that are coming true
And then your heart won't have to break like mine did
If there's love behind it

This diamond ring doesn't shine for me anymore
And this diamond ring doesn't mean what it meant before

So then your heart won't have to break like mine did
If there's love behind it

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: AL KOOPER, BOB BRASS, IRWIN LEVINE

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

L.Russell Brown

@Devin Bret Dead wrong
Written by
Irwin Levine who also wrote
Our love becoming a thing of the past a hit for the Shirells
AND
BLACK PEARL
A million seller for Sonny Charles and the Checkmates
AND
CANDIDA a million seller for Tony Orlando
And KNOCK THREE TIMES
A ten million seller for Tony Orlando AND
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE
The most recorded song in history with 4000 versions AND
STEPPIN OUT GONNA BOOGIE TONIGHT
A MILLION SELLER FOR G
TONY ORLANDO
AND WHO'S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY
A MILLION SELLER FOR TONY ORLANDO
AND
I WOKE UP IN LOVE THIS MORNING
A MILLION SELLER FOR DAVID CASSIDY
AND
CAN'T WE Talk it over in bed
A million seller for Olivia newton john

So tell me who wrote this song
Irwin Levine or
Foul Kooper



Tarantulisimo

Gary Lewis – vocals, drums
Dave Walker – lead guitar, vocals
Dave Costell – guitar
Al Ramsay – bass
John R. West – keyboards
Ron Hicklin – lead vocal overdubs & background vocals
Leon Russell – keyboards, arrangements
Hal Blaine – drums
Tommy Allsup – guitar
Mike Deasy – guitar
Joe Osborn – bass
Al Kooper, Bob Brass, Irwin Levine - songwriters
Snuff Garrett - producer

Over the years, there has been much discussion & debate regarding the roles of various musicians used on these recording sessions. According to Gary Lewis, The LA Wrecking Crew only did overdubs and/or solos: "So we went into the studio, we cut the basic track. The only other person from The Wrecking Crew that we had in there while we were doing the basic track was Hal Blaine, and he played the tympanis on 'Diamond Ring' ". However, Snuff Garrett says that The Wrecking Crew played everything on this track, as well as on the entire album: "I didn't use The Playboys at all except as overtones." There is also a question regarding whether or not Carol Kaye contributed bass. We will never know the truth (even though my money is on The Wrecking Crew), so let's just enjoy the masterful end result....



L.Russell Brown

@PimpMaster
Irwin Levine
Who wrote this song
The night before went to see the show Oliver
In the show Oliver sings
WHO WILL BUY THESE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS

The next day
Levine wrote
WHO WANTS TO BUY
THIS DIAMOND RING



木倉谷哲也

Lyrics:

Who wants to buy this diamond ring
She took it off her finger, now it doesn’t mean a thing
This diamond ring doesn’t shine for me anymore
And this diamond ring doesn’t mean what it means before
So if you’ve got someone whose love is true
Let it shine for you

This stone is genuine like love should be
And if your baby’s truer than my baby was to me
This diamond ring can mean something beautiful
And this diamond ring can mean dreams that are coming true
And then your heart won’t have to break like mine did
If there’s love behind it

This diamond ring can mean something beautiful
This diamond ring can mean dreams that are coming true
And then your heart won’t have to break like mine did
If there’s love behind it

This diamond ring doesn’t shine for me anymore
And this diamond ring doesn’t mean what it meant before
So if you’ve got someone whose love is true
Let it shine for you

This diamond ring doesn’t shine for me anymore
And this diamond ring doesn’t mean what it meant before
So if you’ve got someone whose love is true
Let it shine for you …



All comments from YouTube:

MikeMicable

Such a sad song, but I love the melody. Anyone still listening in 2020?!

Russ Redfern#16

Had it lp and cd . Sounds great compared to this low fidelity YouTube

Joseph Shipley

I'm listening in 2022!

Regina Whitlock

Yes I remember it from the sixties just now googled it

chrisbacos

Listening in 2022

TheConfusedVampire

2022! 😁

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Michael Bruns

25 years and i can still see and hear my 6 year old daughter, sitting in the back seat of my 1978 Impala, smiling a mile wide while singing this song. Along with our cassette player. She turned 31 yesterday. Like seriously wow.

John Stoppi

Back in 1998, I was a teenager hanging out at the bowling alley back when they had nighttime bowling. This song was grooving in the background. I wasn’t fully listening to it, but I remembered the bass groove and the melody.

I always remembered the song, and hoped to find it as I got into oldies and Motown. I never heard the song again, despite searches and asking people.

This song was just playing on Sirius, 23 years later, and, when I heard it, I said to myself “this was the song from the bowling alley.” Indeed, it sounds better than when I originally heard it. It makes you appreciate the easy identification of music now.

A true diamond in the rough with 23 years of love behind it.

Papa Smurph

Ain't that the truth

ThePhyrexianHipster

Is it right when I say that this band is highly underrated?

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