Golden EarringsWords & Music by Victor Young, Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Recorded by Peggy Lee, 1948; From the movie "Golden Earrings"
Subsequently recorded by Catarina Valente, 1959, and Willie Nelson, 1983
Em Em+5 Em Am Am7 Am6 B7 There's a sto - ry the gypsies know is true Em Am7 B7 Am That when your love wears golden earrings, Em B7 Em He belongs to you. Em Em+5 Em Am Am7 B7 An old love sto - ry that's known to very few, Em Am7 B7 Am But if you wear those golden earrings, Em B7 Em Love will come to you. Bridge: C C/B Am7 Am7/G D Am7 G/B Am7 By the burning fi - re, they will G G/F# Em B7 Em Em/A G B7/F# Glow with ev'ry coal. C9 C Am D Am7 G/B Am7 Em Em7 B7 You will hear de -si - re whis - per low inside your soul. Em Em+5 Em Am Am7 B7 So be my gyp - sy; make love your guid - ing light, Em Am7 B7 Am And let this pair of golden earrings Em B7 Em Cast their spell tonight.
This arrangement probably owes as much to the 1959 Caterina Valente recording as it does to the Peggy Lee version -- maybe more.