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American Treasures
by Gene Johns
November 1988

The treasures of this world

Diamonds, silver and gold

Mean all the world to some I know

At least that’s what I’m told


Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln

And her Founding Fathers of long ago

They’re the diamonds of her history

They’re the diamonds of her soul


Her constitution is a pure as silver

And it always seems to shine

Through all its’ trials and tribulations

It has eloquently stood the test of time


Our love for her, precious and true

Is her ever-yielding vein of gold

And the labor of love we have given her

Is one of the greatest stories ever told


I know I’ll never be poor

Because if I may be so bold

America means so much more to me

Than diamonds, silver or gold