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All the Diamonds

All the Diamonds
Music and Lyric by Bruce Cockburn
© 1975 Golden Mountain Music Corp. (SOCAN)
From the album Simple Songs

All the diamonds in this world
That mean anything to me
Are conjured up by wind and sunlight
Sparkling on the sea

Ran aground in a harbour town
Lost the taste for being free
Thank God He sent His gull chased ship
To carry me to sea

Two thousand years
And half a world away
Dying trees still
Will grow greener when you pray

Silver scales flash bright and fade
In the reeds along the shore
Like a pearl in a sea of liquid jade
His ship comes shining

Like a crystal swan in a sky of suns
His ship comes shining

1 Comment

  1. CJ Chartrand

    Steve’ cover of this tune was my intro to the song. Vocally Steve’s in my opinion is the BEST I’ve heard. When I get to cover All the Diamonds, I only hope to do it justice to Bruce & to Steve.

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