Thieves steal your diamonds, your gold melts away, your river of silver will flow to the sea.

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Thieves steal your diamonds, your gold melts away, your river of silver will flow to the sea.

Post by Guest » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:04 am

This is part of the second verse...I need the rest. Song Acre of Diamonds
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Thieves steal your diamonds, your gold melts away, your river of silver will flow to the sea.

Post by zcomposer » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:30 am

A slight amendment, should others seek other verses here.

I have read the song as published (in the late 1950's) and there is only one verse. Someone just sent me text for three verses which I can't vouch for. Doesn't mean you can't add verses to a song, but if you want the song as written, it's only one verse plus chorus.

Acres of Diamonds, mountains of gold,
Rivers of silver, jewels untold;
All these together, couldn't buy you or me
Peace when we're sleeping or a conscience that's free.

(chorus) A heart that's contented, a satisfied mind,
These are the treasures, money can't buy;
If you have Jesus, there's more wealth in your soul,
Than acres of diamonds, or mountains of gold.

(v2, reportedly - added later, at the least, and not from the author Arthur Smith)
Thieves steal your diamonds, your gold melts away
Your rivers of silver, will flow to the sea;
Just hold onto Jesus, for in heaven we know
There are acres of diamonds, and mountains of gold.

(chorus)

(v3, reportedly - added later, at the least, and not from the author Arthur Smith)
Friendship[s are] transient, they will decay;
Earth's golden riches, will soon pass away;
But one thing's for certain, there are riches untold
Reserved and awaiting, for all in his fold.

(chorus)

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Thanks to the later post that suggested 'transient' which has to be better than trenchant!


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