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Linda Ronstadt The Sweetest Gift Lyrics

Last updated: 01/17/2010 10:00:00 AM

written by J.B. Coats
© 1942 Stamps-Baxter Music & Ptg. Co.
© renewed 1970 by Stamps-Baxter Music & Ptg. Co.
© 1977 Stamps-Baxter Music of the Zondervan Corporation

One day a mother went to a prison
To see an erring but precious son
She told the warden how much she loved him
It did not matter what he had done

She did not bring to him a parole or pardon
She brought no silver, no pomp or style
It was a halo bright sent down from heaven's light
The sweetest gift, a mother's smile

She left a smile you can remember
She's gone to heaven from heartache's grief
Those walls around you could never change her
You were her baby and e'er will be

She did not bring to him a parole or pardon
She brought no silver, no pomp or style
It was a halo bright sent down from heaven's light
The sweetest gift, a mother's smile

She did not bring to him a parole or pardon
She brought no silver, no pomp or style
It was a halo bright sent down from heaven's light
The sweetest gift, a mother's smile
The sweetest gift, a mother's smile

Thanks to Michael for submitting The Sweetest Gift Lyrics.



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the reverend | Reviewer: Darol | 6/1/2007

The song "the sweetest thing i have ever known is lovin you" I would love to have the lyrics to that song. Can some one email them to me

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Beautiful Song! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/15/2006

If you are a Ronstadt or Emmylou Harris fan, this is a must-listen. One of the prettiest songs ever. Very sentimental -- fabulously understated musical accompaniment. Some others have recorded this song since Linda and Emmylou, but they don't even come close to capturing the essence.

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