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Precious Jewel  Roy Acuff

Way back in the [G]hills, when a boy, I once wand[C]ered[G]
Buried deep in her grave lies a [A]girl that I l[D]ove
She was [G]called from this earth, a j[C]ewel for h[G]eaven
More precious than diamonds more p[G]recious than [G]gold.
[G]When a girl of sixteen, we [C]courted each [D]other
She promised someday to be-[A]come my sweet w[D]ife
I bought her [G]the ring to w[C]ear on her f[G]inger
But the angels they called her to [D]heaven one n[G]ight.
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 [G]heaven
They've broken my heart and they l[D]eft me to [C]roam.

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