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WHEN THE WORLD IS AT REST (Lou Davis / Sammy Fain (m & l) ) As sung by Annette Hanshaw 1929 (recorded under the name Gay Ellis) Also sung by: Joe Mooney Janet Klein Elaine Lucia William Broussard Evening, evening I welcome you When the shadows greet The suns in the west. Evening, evening Day's work is through And soon the world's at rest. Flowers droop their heads It's the way they go to bed When the world is at rest. LIttle fire flies Buzz around and light the skies When the world is at rest. Night birds coo and call Moon starts to crawl Little stars start to tumble and fall. Bees are in their comb It's their sugar coated home When the world is at rest. There's a love's refrain That goes out from lover's lane When the world is at rest. I have my own blue heaven My flowered nest I'm in heaven now with my angel When the world is at rest. (bridge) Bees are in their comb It's their sugar coated home When the world is at rest. There's a love refrain That goes out from lover's lane When the world is at rest. I have my own blue heaven My flowered nest Oh, I'm in heaven now with my angel When the world is at rest. That's all! Notes: (Catherine) Annette Hanshaw, an American, was a blues and jazz singer from the 1920s and early 1930s and was purportedly one of the first female jazz singers of that era. She was known as 'The Personality Girl' or later as the 'The Flapper Girl' by her followers and fit the 1920s period perfectly with her flapper style and sweet innocent-sounding voice. She often ended her songs with the tag "That's All" (above). See MY BLACKBIRDS ARE BLUEBIRDS NOW and LOVABLE & SWEET as other examples of her unique tag line (above). Some consider the later Hanshaw, a 'torch singer' along with the likes of Ruth Etting, Mildred Bailey, Jane Froman and Bebe Daniels. Strangely, she thought her abilities 'wanting' by her own standards and retired early to married life, after only 15 years in the business. Hanshaw also recorded under the names 'Gay Ellis' or 'Dot Dare' or 'Patsy Young' and a variety of other pseudonyms. (Transcribed by David Story- May 2014)

    


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