Diamonds And Rust - Joan Baez (1975)
In the song, Joan recounts an out-of-the-blue phone call from an old lover, which sends her a decade back in time, to a "crummy" hotel in Greenwich Village circa 1964 or 1965; she recalls giving him a pair of cuff-links, and summarizes that memories bring "diamonds and rust." Joan has stated that the lyrics refer to her relationship with Bob Dylan.
The song, which was a top-40 hit for Baez in the US is regarded by a number of critics, as well as by Baez fans, as one of her best compositions. It served as the title song on Joan's gold-selling album Diamonds & Rust, which was released in 1975.