Mrs. Coy Boyd
May 7, 1951
Collected by Irene Carlisle
Reel 117 Item 3
'WAY BACK IN THE HILLS
'Way back in the hills, a girlie once wandered;
Deep down in the grave lies the one that I love;
She was called from this earth, a jewel for heaven,
More precious than diamonds, more precious than gold.
A jewel here on earth, a jewel for heaven;
She will brighten the kingdom around God's
May the angels have peace; God bless her in heaven;
She's broken my heart and she's left me to roam.
A girl of sixteen; we courted each other;
She promised some day to become my sweet wife;
I bought her a ring to wear on her finger,
But the angels, they called her to heaven one night.
This world holds its wealth, its troubles and sorrows;
Mother Earth holds her treasures of diamonds and gold;
But it cannot hold one soul of one precious jewel;
She's restin' in peace in the heavenly fold.
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