GOLDEN EARRINGS

Latest update on 06/07/2012

Artist: Marlène Dietrich
Author: Victor Young/Jay Livingston/Ray Evans
Label: Paramount
Year: 1947

In Mitchell Leisen film Golden Earrings, where she's a spying gypsy girl during WW II. A second version is heard by Murvyn Vye as the leader of the gypsies. The tune in fact has Hungarian folk roots.

Covers:

1947:

Peggy Lee [n°2 US]

1947:

Dinah Shore

1961:

Hunters [guitar instrumental]

1961:

Ventures [idem]

1962:

Fantômes [idem]

1965:

Wes Montgomery

1966:

Anneke Gronloh [as Gouden Ringen]

1967:

Les Paul

1968:

Frans Krassenburg [part of the band Golden Earrings until '67, when he was replaced by Barry Hay]

1983:

Willie Nelson

1990:

Keith Jarrett

The Dutch band Golden Earring (Golden Earrings as they were called in the sixties) got their name from this song (in Peggy Lee's version).

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