Bangles and beads earworm

I finally tracked down this fragment of a tune that was running through my head, as “Baubles Bangles and Beads” from the movie Kismet.

Baubles, bangles
Hear how they jing, jinga-linga
Baubles, bangles, bright shiny beads
Sparkles, spangles
Her heart will sing, singa-linga
Wearing baubles, bangles and beads
She’ll glitter and gleam so
Make somebody dream so
That someday I may
Buy her a ring, ringa-linga
I’ve heard that’s where it leads
Wearing baubles, bangles and beads
This has been made into a film a half a dozen times – it’s some double romance set in Baghdad, since it depends on some kind of sorcery for the plot development – and there are also several iconic recordings of the tune.
Unfortunately it was the most annoying one that was running through my mind, the one with the jinga-linga-linga chorus, this has got to be pure supermarket music.
Here is the trailer for the 1955 version, with Ann Blyth as the daughter of a beggar who comes into a fortune:
Here’s the entire tune sung by Ann Blyth as she goes to the market for a new outfit and changes into it behind a bolt of the same color fabric.
For the GenX crowd, here’s the Sinatra big band (?) version:
Peggy Lee does the female equivalent of the Sinatra recording.
There are a few others, a jazz version by Bill Evans, a jazz (I think) version by Sarah Vaughn.  The melody itself was from Alexander Borodin’s “String Quartet in D”, the second theme of the second movement, which you can hear starting about 8:50.
And saving the best for last, the bossa nova version by Sinatra and Tom Jobim, the composer of Brazil and Waters of March. (See also: “The second greatest Brazilian song“)
[Hmm, the videos don’t seem to be imbedding tonight — that’s the disadvantage of free blogware, sometimes it just doesn’t work.

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