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.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae
Ave Maria lyrics in English:
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
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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PIETER, YOU HAVE ONCE AGAIN OUTDONE YOURSELF. THIS IS ALL GREAT. FIRST I ABSOLUTELY LOVE DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY’S AVE MARIA. COMPARABLE TO THAT OF BARBRA STRIESAND’S VERSION, IF NOT BETTER. THANK YOU FOR THE LOVELY VIDEO’S, LYRICS AND THE GREAT ARTICLE OF DAME SHIRLEY’S RECORD SHOP. SMART WOMAN THERE. WONDER IF IT STILL EXISTS. THAT WOULD BE GREAT IF SO. THANKS AGAIN!!!