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Song title: Diamonds by the yard

(Elliot Murphy) by Elliot Murphy

Diamonds by the yard

As I lay down with my lady
The sounds of the night keep me warm
We're living a city life - We're living maybe
And tonight there's no reason to be strong

Romantic poets guard the darkness
And I say "My my all at such an early age"
An old man sheds a tear
He opens a little golden locket
He thought his little girl was lost in an Indian raid

Somewhere in these night lights lies the answer
And you can get diamonds by the yard
A tiffany dream of a porcelain dancer
An old man playing blues guitar

Midnight I surrender
I live beneath your ancient spell
You've been my lover since I can't remember
You save my life with the stories you tell

Somewhere in these night lights lies the answer
And you can get diamonds by the yard
A tiffany dream and a porcelain dancer
An old man playing blues guitar

Midnight I surrender
I live beneath your ancient spell
You've been my lover since I can't remember
You save my life with the stories you tell

Notes: These lyrics refer to the 26-May-1997 night.


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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 26/05/1997 Palais des Congres, Paris ,France during the The Ghost of Tom Joad

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Unique known live performance: 26/05/1997 Palais des Congres, Paris ,France

Song 'history':


One only rendering for this song in the Ghost of Tom Joad tour (26/05/1997 Palais des Congres, Paris ,France)
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