Diamonds In Your Back Yard

by Davis Coen

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Recorded at Sand Dog Studio, Batesville, MS. From album, "These Things Shall Pass" released, April 7, 2017.

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You got the diamonds in your back yard
Let them shine
No need to run the whole world over
it’s just a matter of time
That land outside your window
you toil at it every day
Before you’re gone to sell the farm
look at in a different way
You got diamonds in your back yard

You got the diamonds in your back yard
Let them shine, aw shine
All your dreams of fortune
come to the ready mind
You can search the whole world over
but you didn’t have to go to far
You got the acres of diamonds beneath the dirt
you step on in your own back yard
You got the diamonds in your own back yard

You could comb the plains and deserts
mountain and jungles too
until that raging river
be the death of you

You got the diamonds in your backyard
Let them shine, aw shine
Work the land with a patient hand
be just a matter of time
Untold riches beneath the clay
that everyday you walk upon
Won’t have to go a million miles to find
you don’t know what you got til it’s gone
You got diamonds in your back yard
you got diamonds in your back yard

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released April 7, 2017
Davis Coen, guitar and vocals; Eric Carlton, organ; Ryan Rogers,drums; Nathan Robbins, bass.

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Davis Coen Memphis, Tennessee

Coen is a country-blues guitarist/singer-songwriter whose accomplishments have been airplay on Sirius XM radio; artist feature on Dan Aykroyd's "House Of Blues Radio Hour"; and NPR's Morning Edition and World Cafe. Also his music appears on the DVD of Martin Scorsese's PBS special "The Blues"; and a documentary about Mississippi blues matriarch Jesse Mae Hemphill, titled "Dare You To Do It Again." ... more

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