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Golden Earrings Lyrics

Artist: Peggy Lee


Golden Earrings
Peggy Lee
Music and Lyrics by Victor Young and Jay Livingston/Ray Evans
From the movie Golden Earrings


There's a story the gypsies know is true
That when your love wears golden earrings,
She (he) belongs to you.
An old love story that's known to very few,
But if you wear those golden earrings,
Love will come to you.
By the burning fire,they will glow with ev'ry coal.
You will hear desire whisper low inside your soul.
So be my gypsy;
Make love your guiding light,
And let that pair of golden earrings
Cast their spell tonight.

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Comments/Interpretations
by Joseph Michael Wasik on 11/28/2010 10:06am
This tune pops into mind once in awhile.

Saw the movie right after the war.

The song in it made an impression.
by Twincam on 6/3/2013 10:44am
Remember the film well. Ray Milland and Marlene Dietrich.
by Gertrude Stewart on 7/9/2013 8:34am
Saw the movie in the 40's. Really enjoyed Ray Milland. Learned a lot about the Roma (gypsies). Would really like to see the movie again.

Taking class on the Roma this week.
by Edward Scott, edsco@online.no on 11/5/2013 3:03am
Was the composer og "Golden Earrings" inspired by the Hungarien folksong "Mustalainen"?
by George Woodring on 7/24/2014 9:41am
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by Joan Senerchia on 8/12/2014 10:11pm
To reply to Mr. Scott, yes, I think Golden Earrings was inspired by the Hungarian song, Czak egy Kislany.
The Finns call it Mustalainen. Victor Young spent time in Poland as a boy studying music. He may have heard it there. Since the song is Gypsy, it probably was played throughout Europe.


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