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Words and music : Emmylou Harris / Paul Kennerley
Album           : The Ballad Of Sally Rose
Label           : Warner Bros Records 7599 25205-2 (1985)
Transcribed     : Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk
Diamond in My Crown

             D         G              D
As each long day rolls by and falls behind me
                                                A    
In the lonely night there's a peacefulness I've found
           D          G           D             G
Though I'm weary even then when I rise to start again
              D           A            D
There'll be a diamond, a diamond in my crown.

I have wasted all that life has laid before me
I have watched as all the green fields turned to brown
But I shall not disavow all these ties that bind me now
There'll be a diamond, a diamond in my crown


Bridge:
        G
Shining down some day I know
              D
Brighter than all their streets of gold
                                         A
When the burdens that I carry I will lay down
        D              G
And the sorrows I have known 
              D           G
I'll see them all be overthrown
              D           A            D
There'll be a diamond, a diamond in my crown.


With the passing of the years I will grow stronger
Just as sure as this old world keeps spinning round
Then the closer I will be to my Sweetest Victory
There'll be a diamond, a diamond in my crown


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