If You Were The Only Girl In The World

Grey-Ayer, 1959.  Recorded: 02-11-59

No Pirates - Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Ivor Raymonde

The second single, an old music-hall ballad at that, and with backing to suit. By all accounts, it went down well onstage although the various Pirate line-ups that had to supply the backing had their reservations. A version was duly recorded with the Pirates, but it remains lost within EMI's vaults. Perhaps lack of enthusiasm or unsuitable coupling of group and song on record led to it's archiving. After their fantastic debut, the recording of this song shows the way most record companies at the time tried to cash-in on songs in their back catalogues that they still owned the rights to.  Along with "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" this song serves to illustrate how HMV were rather unsure how to handle Johnny Kidd at the onset of his career.  TRIVIA: Arranger Ivor Raymonde had appeared in a few editions of the legendary "Hancock's Half Hour" on BBC television.

 I have attempted chord recognition here, but if anyone has more accurate details please let me know...

 
The (D)only (A)girl, the (A)only (A)boy

If (D)you were the (B)only (E)girl in the (E)world
And (A)I were the (A)only (D)boy (A)
(D)Nothing else would (B)matter in this (Em)world today(Em)
(A)We would go on (A)loving in the (D)same old (D)way
A (D)Garden of (B)Eden (E)just meant for (E)two
Where (A)nothings to (A)mar our (D)joy (D)
(G)There would (G)be such (F#m)wonderful things to (F#m)do
(G)I would (G)say such (D)wonderful things to (B)you
If (Em)You Were The (A#m)Only (F#m)Girl In The (B)World
And (E)I were the (A)only (D)boy

The only (A#)girl, the (D#)only (A#)boy

If (D#)You Were the (C)Only (F)Girl In The (F)World
And (A#)I were the (A#)only (D#)boy (A#)
(D#)Nothing else would (C)matter in this (Fm)world today(Fm)
(A#)We'd go on (A#+)loving in the (D#)same old (A#)way
A (D#)Garden of (C)Eden (F)ust meant for (Fm)two
Where (A#)nothings to (A#+)mar our (D#)joy (D#)
(G#)There would (G#)be such (Gm)wonderful things to (Gm)do
(G#)I would (G#)say such (D#)wonderful things to (C)you
If (Fm)You Were The (Bm)Only (Gm)Girl In The (C)World
And (Fm) I (Fm)were the (A#)on-(A#)-ly (D#)boy

The only (G#)girl, the (G)on-(A#)-ly (D#)boy
 
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