IF I SHOULD PLANT A TINY SEED OF LOVE
 
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Busy little honeybees were buzzing to and fro
Humming in the summer air
Gathering the honey and little drops of dew
That lay within the blossom’s fair
A youth and a maid thro’ a garden strayed
And the youth seemed out of sorts
“I’ll give you a penny for your thoughts”
“I was wondering,” said he, ”if

Chorus: I should plant a tiny seed of love
In the garden of your heart
Would it grow into a great big love one day
Or would it die and fade away
Would you care for it and tend it every day
Till the time when all must part
If I should plant a tiny seed of love
In the garden of your heart.


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

Chorus:
 
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Written and composed by Ballard MacDonald & James W. Tate - 1908
Performed by Clarice Mayne (1886-1966)
Performed by Dora Lyric (1879-1962)
 
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