Who Sang The Sweetest Gift? Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt Prisoner in Disguise cover art

Some other versions of "The Sweetest Gift"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: James B. Coats
release date: 1975
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:05
lead vocals: Linda Ronstadt
guest: Emmylou Harris
Written by J.B. Coats
© 1942 Stamps-Baxter Music & Ptg. Co.
© renewed 1970 by Stamps-Baxter Music & Ptg. Co.
© 1977 Stamps-Baxter Music of the Zondervan Corporation

One day a mother went to a prison
To see an erring but precious son
She told the warden how much she loved him
It did not matter what he had done

She did not bring to him a parole or pardon
She brought no silver, no pomp or style
It was a halo bright sent down from heaven's light
The sweetest gift, a mother's smile

She left a smile you can remember
She's gone to heaven from heartaches free
Those walls around you could never change her
You were her baby and e'er will be

She did not bring to him a parole or pardon
She brought no silver, no pomp or style
It was a halo bright sent down from heaven's light
The sweetest gift, a mother's smile

She did not bring to him a parole or pardon
She brought no silver, no pomp or style
It was a halo bright sent down from heaven's light
The sweetest gift, a mother's smile
The sweetest gift, a mother's smile



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Love Is a Rose
  • 2 Hey Mister, That’s Me Up on the Jukebox
  • 3 Roll Um Easy
  • 4 Tracks of My Tears
  • 5 Prisoner in Disguise
  • 6 Heat Wave
  • 7 Many Rivers to Cross
  • 8 The Sweetest Gift
  • 9 You Tell Me That I’m Falling Down
  • 10 I Will Always Love You
  • 11 Silver Blue

  • Album Information
    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin