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Diamonds and Gold

©2018, 2020 Floyd Beard, Tom Munch, Sandra L. Reay, Dave Schaper

Colorado Sandstorm Music, B.M.I.

 
chorus
Diamonds and Gold, Diamonds and Gold
  A man could be tempted by Diamonds and Gold
  He'll spend his life and endanger his soul
  Looking for Diamonds and Gold, Diamonds and Gold
   
1.
Her blue eyes twinkled like diamonds
  Her hair sparkled just like spun gold
  I wanted to shine like her hero
  A knight in the tales I was told
 
2.
I heard about a lost treasure
  Long stashed in a far badlands cave
  But only a fool would go looking
  With desert and outlaws to brave
   
3.
I packed up my gear and my bedroll
  My wagon, my tack, and my team
  Set out to discover the treasure
  To share with the girl of my dreams
   
chorus
Diamonds and Gold, Diamonds and Gold
  A man could be tempted by Diamonds and Gold
  Out on the trail for the treasure foretold
  Searching for Diamonds and Gold, Diamonds and Gold
   
4.
I traveled for weeks 'til I found it
  A spire on a blluff laced with gold
  Beneath the spire lay a cavern
  There I found my diamonds and gold
   
5.
I reached for the gold as I trembled
  I touched it and felt a sharp fang
  Gold rattler with scales of brown diamonds
  Slid under a rock overhang
   
6.
My vision grew dark as I wavered
  I heard her sweet voice in my ear
  She whispered, "You chased after treasure
  And lost everything you held, dear."
   
chorus
Diamonds and Gold, Diamonds and Gold
  A man could be tempted by Diamonds and Gold
  He'll lose his life and he'll give up his soul
  For diamondback Diamonds and Gold, Diamonds and Gold
   
7.
Her blue eyes twinkled like diamonds
  Her hair sparkled just like spun gold
  I thought of her as I lay dying
  My heart and my dreams growing cold
   
chorus
Diamonds and Gold, Diamonds and Gold
  I'll never return to my woman to hold
  I lost my life and I gave up my soul
  A victime of Diamonds and Gold, Diamonds and Gold
   
coda
I wasted my life and endangered my soul
  Now I'm with Diamonds and Gold
  Forever with Diamonds and Gold
 
 
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"earsie" photo by Terry Nash

 

"Floyd gave me the title and the story. Dave helped me restructure the song, and Tom helped with some new words and melody changes. The way he sang the song brought it to life." — San

     
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