I've been hearing this song for half my life, but I never really listened to it until today.
One of my musical heroes is the late US/honorary Australian multi-instrumentalist Tom Baker. He recorded 'My Silent Love' on one of his albums years ago, and while I've treasured the album, that particular track has held comparatively little of my time.
So I was astounded when listening to the Washboard Rhythm Kings playing 'My Silent Love' - the muted trumpet sounded just like Tom! This focused my attention on what a gorgeous melody it is. No wonder Tom chose to revive it.
Dig this dance band version - pretty straight, but a good melody doesn't need much improvement: