THE ONE IN THE WORLD
(Eric Little / Richard Eckersley (m & l) )
As sung Annette Hanshaw 1929
< Annette Hanshaw Volume 6 1929 >
(Released as a compilation in 2000)
(bridge to start)
I knew the moment that I met you
I would get you
It seems that fate arranged our meeting
When you came my way.
And though my actions seem unruly
Love you truly.
To all the world I am repeating
I've just got to say.
I knew you were the one in the world
The only one who knew
That love and I were one in the world
For you, no one but you.
You brought the moon, the sun and the world
You took away the rain
You made me feel what's real in the world
Built my castles in Spain.
My heart won't behave dear
'Til you are mine
For I'm your willing slave dear
I worship at your shrine.
Why dear, what else is done in the world
Whatever is to be
I know you are the one in the world
(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
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 cute tag "That's All".
MY BLACKBIRDS ARE BLUEBIRDS NOW
LOVABLE & SWEET
as other examples.
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.
< THE ONE IN THE WORLD > was also released as a single
in 1929. The flip side was
I'VE GOT A FEELING I'M FALLIN'
(Transcribed by David Story- April 2014)