ave Maria 1979

Ave Maria was released as single with the B-side You’ll Never Walk Alone. (with special thanks to Andre for the sheet music) The song was re-released on The Complete EMI/Columbia Singles Collection. Dame Shirley Bassey also sang Ave Maria in a church in Jamaica on one of her 1979 BBC-shows with a children’s choir from Jamaica.

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Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Tui, Jesus
Sancta Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae

Ave Maria lyrics in English:
Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.


Below some pictures from the amazing George Webb collection from 1962 of Shirley at the opening of her sisters record shop in London

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