If I Should Plant a Tiny Seed of Love

… in the garden of your heart, a 1909 song

backing track:   If I Should Plant a Tiny Seed of Love

the sheet music:   If I Should Plant a Tiny Seed of Love

Lyrics:

1. Busy little honey bees were buzzing to and fro
Humming in the Summer air
Gathering the honey and the little drops of dew
That lay within the blossoms fair
A youth and a maid, thro’ a garden strayed
And the youth seemed out of sorts
So the maid with a smile just to tease him said
“I’ll give a penny for your thoughts”
“I was wondering”, said he

Chorus:
“If I should plant a tiny seed of love
In the garden of your heart
Would it grow to be a great big love some day
Or would it die and fade away?
Would you care for it and tend it ev’ry day
Till the time when all must part
If I should plant a tiny seed of love
In the garden of your heart?”

2. “Don’t you know the saying that is very old and true?”
Shyly asked the blushing maid
“Somewhere I have heard it said
Or somewhere I have read
That love’s a bloom that will not fade”
“Ah! yes”, said the youth, “There’s another truth
And you’ve heard it I dare say
For I’ve read or been told just the same as you
True love will blossom in a day”
“Be the gardener”, said he

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words by Ballard MacDonald
music by Jas. W. Tate
published by T.B. Harms & Francis Day & Hunter

sheet music found here:
http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165658291/view?partId=nla.obj-165658300

midi sequence by James Pitt-Payne
vocal by Fred Feild
according to the sheet music

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