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Golden Earrings
Words and Music by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans. Victor Young - 1946
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1948,  played for 9 weeks.
Cm D7         G7 Cm Fm
Cm Ab7       G7 Cm -
- D7         G7 Cm Fm
Cm Fm        Ab7 Gm7 G7
Cm         G7 Ab         Cm Adim       D7 G7
Cm7       D7 G7         Fm Cm          G7 Cm        Ab7
Cm         G7 Ab         Cm Adim       D7 -            G7
Cm7       D7 G7         Fm Cm          G7 Cm
Fm         Fm7 Bb Eb -
Ebm       Ebm7 Ab9 F7           Fm G7
Cm         G7 Ab         Cm Adim       D7 G7     
Cm7       D7 G7         Fm Cm          G7 Cm   (Ab7to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
One day a gypsy showed me golden earrings,
That he wished to sell.
They had that look of rare and olden earrings,
And he swore they'd bring a magic spell.
There's a story the gypsys know is true.
That when your love wears golden earrings she belongs to you.
An old love story that's known to very few,
But if you wear these 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 this pair of golden earrings cast their spell to night.
Dave Marty plays "Golden Earrings" in a plectrum banjo workshop (youtube)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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