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From: email@example.com.Edu (Gene L. Graham) Peformer: Roy Acuff Words and music: Roy Acuff THE PRECIOUS JEWEL [G] Way back in the hills, when a [C] boy, I once [G] wandered Buried deep in her grave lies a [A] girl that I [D] love She was [G] called from this earth, a [C] jewel for [G] heaven More precious than diamonds more [D] precious than [G] gold. [G] When a girl of sixteen, we [C] courted each [D] other She promised someday to be-[A] come my sweet [D] wife I bought [G] her the ring to [C] wear on her [G] finger But the angels they called her to [D] heaven one [G] night. A jewel here on earth, a jewel up in heaven She'll brighten the kingdom around God's great throne May the angels have peace, God bless her in heaven They've broken my heart and they left me to roam. This world has it wealth, its' trials and troubles Mother earth holds her treasures of diamonds and gold But it can't hold the soul of one precious jewel She's resting in peace with the heavenly fold. [G] May the angels have peace, [C] God bless her in [C] heaven They've broken my heart and they [D] left me to [C] roam. SOURCE: Roy Acuff-Songs of the Smoky Mountains/Capitol J-LZC-11