The Little Brown Church in the Vale

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Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the novelty hit "Come On-a My House" written by William Saroyan and his cousin Ross Bagdasarian (better known as David Seville, the father figure of Alvin and the Chipmunks), which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me" (a cover version of the Italian song Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina by Alberto Rabagliati), "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There" and "This Ole House", although she had success as a jazz vocalist. Clooney's career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1977, when her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear w… more »

There's a church in the valley by the wildwood 
No lovelier spot in the dale
No place is so dear to my childhood 
As the little brown church in the vale

(Oh, come, come, come, come)

Come to the church by the wildwood 
Oh, come to the church in the vale
No spot is so dear to my childhood 
As the little brown church in the vale

How sweet on a clear Sabbath morning 
To listen to the clear ringing bells 
Its tones so sweetly are calling 
Oh come to the church in the vale

(Oh, come, come, come, come)

Come to the church by the wildwood 
Oh, come to the church in the vale
No spot is so dear to my childhood 
As the little brown church in the vale

There, close by the church in the valley 
Lies one that I loved so well
She sleeps, sweetly sleeps, 'neath the willow  Disturb not her rest in the vale

(Oh, come, come, come, come)

Come to the church by the wildwood 
Oh, come to the church in the vale
No spot is so dear to my childhood 
As the little brown church in the vale

There, close by the side of that loved one
'Neath the tree where the wild flowers bloom
When farewell hymns shall be chanted 
I shall rest by her side in the tomb

(Oh, come, come, come, come)

Come to the church by the wildwood 
Oh, come to the church in the vale
No spot is so dear to my childhood 
As the little brown church in the vale

Written by: ANNUNZIO MANTOVANI, WILLIAM S. PITTS

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