This Diamond Ring

Al Kooper

About This Diamond Ring

"This Diamond Ring" is a 1965 song written by Al Kooper, Bob Brass and Irwin Levine. It was first recorded by Sammy Ambrose on Musicor #1061, then by Gary Lewis & the Playboys on Liberty #55756. Lewis' version charted first, #101 on the January 2, 1965, Billboard "Bubbling Under" chart. Both versions charted on January 9, Lewis still at #101 and Ambrose at #117. Ambrose dropped off the charts at that point, but Lewis made #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the next week (January 16) and his version continued to climb until it reached #1 on February 20, 1965.  


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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 did before
So if you 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

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

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Al Kooper

Al Kooper (born Alan Peter Kuperschmidt; February 5, 1944) is an American songwriter, record producer and musician, known for organizing Blood, Sweat & Tears (although he did not stay with the group long enough to share its popularity), providing studio support for Bob Dylan when he went electric in 1965, and also bringing together guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills to record the Super Session album. He has had a successful solo career since then, written music for film soundtracks, and has also lectured in musical composition. He continues to perform live. more »

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