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Softly Softly
Ruby Murray Lyrics

Softly, softly come to me
Touch my lips so tenderly
Softly, softly turn the key
And open up my heart

Handle me with gentleness
And say you'll leave me never
In the warmth of your caress
My love will live for ever and ever

So softly, softly come to me
Touch my lips so tenderly
Softly, softly turn the key
And open up my heart

Softly, softly turn the key
And open up my heart


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On this day in 1955 {February 13th} "Softly, Softly" by Ruby Murray peaked at #1 {for 3 weeks} on the United Kingdom's NME Weekly Singles chart...
In the U.S.A., Jaye P. Morgan's covered version of "Softly, Softly" reached #42 on the Cashbox Singles chart...
Between 1954 and 1959 the Belfast, Northern Ireland native had eleven records on the U.K. Singles chart, nine made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, the above "Softly, Softly"...
She had two records peak at #3, "Heartbeat" for one week in January of 1955 and "Evermore" for three non-consecutive weeks in July of 1955...
One of her eleven charted records was a duet with Anne Warren, "If Anyone Finds This, I Love You", it peaked at #4 for two weeks in April of 1955...
Ruby Florence Murray passed away at the age of 61 on December 17th, 1996 {liver cancer}...
May she R.I.P.
And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the U.K. NME Weekly Singles' Top 10 on February 13th, 1955:
At #2. "Mambo Italiano" by Rosemary Clooney
#3. "Give Me Your Word" by Tennessee Ernie Ford
#4. "Finger Of Suspicion" by Dickie Valentine with The Stargazers
#5. "Heartbeat" by Ruby Murray
#6. "The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane" by Dean Martin
#7. "Shake, Rattle & Roll" by Bill Haley And His Comets
#8. "The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane" The Ames Brothers
#9. "Let Me Go Lover" by Teresa Brewer
#10. "No One But You" by Billy Eckstine
And at #11 was "Happy Days & Lonely Nights" by Ruby Murray

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Leighton Charles Studio England

I remember Ruby Murray's beautiful voice in the fifties. I never got over it. Never will.

Norman Moss

I was privileged to meet Ruby in 1991 when she was a guest at a function held at the Royal Navy Provost H.Q.'s Portland, Dorset, she was handed a cheque towards the Guide Dog's for the Blind Association, of which she was a supporter. A lovely lady with a special voice. RIP Ruby.


Loved this when I was little and I still love it all these years later.


Her vocals are too beautiful for words.

John Robertson

such delicate vocals

Edward Paul Campbell

My mother, an incurable romantic from Belfast, used to sing this when I was a child in Belfast.. She died around the same time as Ruby Murray, Sydney, Australia, in 1997, aged just 59. A victim of smoking, as Ruby was of drinking. Both left this world too soon, and both sadly missed .

Moyra Grant

My mum also came from Belfast, also died much too young from smoking, and also loved Ruby Murray, as do I - such a mellifluous voice. Memories.

John Shakespeare

What a beautiful memory of when I was ten. Brings tears to my eyes. I loved this song. She had a lovely voice. God bless her.

Judy Hyland

My grandmother would nurse me to sleep singing this song ... when I’m missing her I play it

Jennifer Love

I remember this song from my childhood , i must have been 7 or 8 i absolutely love it and it brings back beautiful memories of visiting my Uncle where he would play it on a 78rpm.

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