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Softly, Softly (song)

"Softly, Softly" is a popular song originally written in French as "La tamise et mon jardin" by Mark Paul and Pierre Dudan. The song was given English lyrics by Paddy Roberts.[1]

"Softly, Softly (song)"

The most popular version of the song was recorded by Northern Irish singer Ruby Murray in January 1955. Produced by Norrie Paramor, it reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in February and March 1955.[1][2]

Other recordings were made in 1955 by Jaye P. Morgan[3] and by Alma Cogan.[4]


  1. ^ a b Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 18. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 40-1. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ "". Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved December 23, 2018.