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The Sweetest Song of All

New York, Chicago: Frank K. Root & Co. (1913)

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[Verse 1]
Now in the stillness of evening
Now in the sun’s fading glow;
Sing me that beautiful song, my dear,
The song that I loved long ago.
Dear to my heart are the mem’ries
Brought by that tender refrain;
So sing to me “The Rosary,”
I’m longing to hear it again.

Sing me “The Rosary,”
The sweetest song of all
Sing me “The Rosary,”
And happy days recall.
I drift again to lands of bliss
Where true loves never part.
Sing me “The Rosary,”
The song that reached my heart.


[Verse 2]
Oft when the day’s dark and dreary,
Oft when the world’s going wrong;
Then, dear, it’s you who can bring me cheer
By singing that sweet tender song.
Sweet as the song of an angel,
Sent from the heavens above;
So sing to me “The Rosary,”
The song that I always will love



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