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featuring the West Coast Mennonite Chamber Choir – recording available – click here

featuring Chor Leoni Men’s Choir – recording available

Bruce Cockburn is one of Canada’s most beloved folk musicians. Rolling Stone magazine once called him Bob Dylan of the north. Larry Nickel has loved this song since the 1970‘s.


All the diamonds in this world
That mean anything to me
Are conjured up by wind and sunlight
Sparkling on the sea

I ran aground in a harbour town
Lost the taste for being free
Thank God He sent some gull-chased ship
To carry me to sea

Two thousand years and half a world away
Dying trees still grow greener when you pray

Silver scales flash bright and fade
In reeds along the shore
Like a pearl in sea of liquid jade
His ship comes shining
Like a crystal swan in a sky of suns
His ship comes shining. 


SATB with piano – CP 1273

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SATB with piano – PDF –CP 1273

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TTBB with piano  – CP 1286

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TTBB with piano – PDF  – CP 1286

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SSA with piano – CP 1348

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SSA with piano – PDF –CP 1348

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Cypress makes rehearsal tracks for choirs –  here is a demo

Rehearsal Tracks – All the Diamonds

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