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Lyr Req: Black Diamonds (Jez Lowe)

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Brian 13 Jun 99 - 08:18 AM
Captain Swing 13 Jun 99 - 09:41 AM
catspaw49 13 Jun 99 - 10:32 AM
Captain Swing 13 Jun 99 - 11:10 AM
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Subject: Black Diamonds
From: Brian
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 08:18 AM

Hello

I'm looking for the lyrics to a Jez Lowe tune called "Black Diamonds". Any help would certainly be appreciated. Thanks Brian


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLACK DIAMONDS (Jez Lowe)
From: Captain Swing
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 09:41 AM

Brian, here are the words to BLACK DIAMONDS by Jez Lowe


Oh clubs will make you wonder
So don't make that mistake
Way down black diamonds to be found
Oh spades are made for digging boys
Hearts'll only break
Looking for black diamonds a mile beneath the ground

CHORUS: It's way down black diamonds to be found
Down in the darkness, that's where we are bound
Way down black diamonds to be found
Shining in the lamplight a mile beneath the ground

Oh dust it slowly kills yer
But what else can you do
Way down black diamonds to be found
It makes your throat like ashes
Your cuts and scars go blue
Looking for black diamonds a mile beneath the ground

REPEAT CHORUS

See them wear their chains of silver
They're wearing rings of gold
Why they're way down black diamonds to be found
They'll be glad of some black diamonds
When their nights are turning cold
Looking for black diamonds a mile beneath the ground

REPEAT CHORUS

REPEAT VERSE 1

REPEAT CHORUS

A database of Jez Lowe lyrics is being assembled at www.geocities.com/~jezlowe (that curly thing should be at the top but I can't find it on my keyboard at the moment)
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Subject: RE: Black Diamonds
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 10:32 AM

Thank God.....I thought this might be something about the strings!!!!

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Black Diamonds
From: Captain Swing
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 11:10 AM

The strings????


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Subject: RE: Black Diamonds
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 11:13 AM

Never encountered "Black Diamond" strings, huh? Good for you.....You probably still have your original fingertips.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Black Diamonds
From: Captain Swing
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 11:20 AM

Ah, I see. No, I've not heard of Black Diamond strings but when I was 16 I had an Egmond guitar which had an action similar to a cheese grater, so I know what you mean.

Captain Swing


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Subject: RE: Black Diamonds
From: Brian
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 04:32 PM

Thank you Captain Swing! Brian


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Subject: RE: Black Diamonds
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 08:15 PM

And I thought it was a thread for expert skiers. I stick to the blue slopes myself.


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Subject: RE: Black Diamonds
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 03:42 PM

Speaking of strings.... There's a very funny (if rather local) murder ballad doing the rounds in Ireland these days, written by Tim Lyons. The murder weapon is a Black Diamond banjo string. The investigating Guard (police officer) is heard to remark:

We have reasonable suspicion foul play is involved here
For we found his body floating at the bottom of the lake
And those marks around his windpipe, a blunt instrument did make!"

The tune, incidentally, is "The Flower of Sweet Strabane".

Regards


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Subject: RE: Black Diamonds
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 04:17 PM

Well gawd knows they've murdered enough fingers and instruments.........love the verse portion you posted, got the rest?

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Black Diamonds
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 07:08 PM

May take me a while - but I've been threatening to learn the damn thing, so it'll give me a motive!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Diamonds (Jez Lowe)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 May 17 - 11:15 AM

Jez Lowe is currently using two new verses to start Black Diamonds does anyone know them as we cannot make them our from his singing on U tube?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black Diamonds (Jez Lowe)
From: leeneia
Date: 10 May 17 - 02:28 AM

It took me a little bit to figure out that the black diamonds are actually coal.


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