This is so cool!
I have been digging around and pulling up more obscure songs that what I normally listen to, and I found two absolutely lovely songs about the Blessed Virgin Mary, one by Elvis Presley (!) and the other by Andy Williams.
I suppose I was surprised by this because neither one of them is/was Catholic. Andy was raised in the Presbyterian Church and Elvis attended the Assembly of God Church as a child.
The song that Elvis sang is called “The Miracle of the Rosary”. It’s on Disc 2 of a CD collection called “The Complete Gospel Collection.” The only problem with the song is that he blows the lyric at one point while singing the words of the Hail Mary, singing “…and blessed is the fruit of OUR womb, Jesus” instead of your womb.:doh2: It’s still a very lovely and moving track though.
The Andy Williams one is just as moving. It’s called “The Village of St. Bernadette” and was a Top 10 hit for Andy in 1960. It even includes the “Ave” that is sung at the grotto in the chorus.
Have any of you heard either of these recordings? They are really worth digging up if you can get your hands on copies. Really, really lovely songs … gonna have one more listen before I hit the bed tonight.