My One And Only Love

Written by Guy WoodRobert Mellin

Album This song officially appears on the Kisses On the Bottom (Deluxe version) Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2012

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions



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Song facts

“My One And Only Love” is a 1952 song with music written by Guy Wood and lyrics by Robert Melling. It was recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1953, and by many other artists over the years including Doris Day, John Coltrane, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Rickie Lee Jones, Sonny Rollins, Oscar Peterson…

Paul McCartney recorded it in 2012. It was released as one of the bonus tracks of the “Kisses On The Bottom“ deluxe edition.

There’s one [song] that’s quite famous, particularly in jazz circles, called ‘My One And Only Love’, which I’d never heard, it had passed me by. But it’s beautifully crafted, one of my favourite songs now.

Paul McCartney

Paul did such a smashing job on ‘My One And Only Love’, I wanted to put it on the regular album. But, in the end, I felt 14 songs were more than than enough and, given the terrific balance, none of them deserved to be replaced. With about 49 minutes’ worth of music I figured, ‘To hell with it, we’ll just use these as bonus tracks,’ and Paul was in complete agreement.

Producer Tommy LiPuma, from an interview with Sound On Sound, May 2012

Last updated on November 1, 2020

Lyrics

The very thought of you makes my heart sing
Like an April breeze on the wings of spring,
And you appear in all your splendor,
My one and only love.
The shadows fall and spread their mystic charms
In the hush of night while you're in my arms.
I feel your lips, so warm and tender,
My one and only love.
The touch of your hand is like heaven,
A heaven that I've never known.
The blush on your cheek whenever I speak
Tells me that you are my own.
You fill my eager heart with such desire.
Ev'ry kiss you give sets my soul on fire.
I give myself in sweet surrender,
My one and only love.

Variations


A Cover from "Kisses On The Bottom"

L1 Live from Capitol Studios

Officially appears on


Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses

Official album • Released in 2012

3:50 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
London Symphony Orchestra :
Orchestra
Alan Broadbent :
Orchestra arrangement, Orchestra conductor
Roman Simovic :
Concertmaster
Bucky Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Sam Okell :
Assistant engineer (?)
Paul Pritchard :
Assistant engineer (?)
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Gordon Davidson :
Assistant engineer (?)
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering
Kris Burton :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
April - May 2011 ?
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA

Session Orchestra overdubs:
October 2011 ?
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses

Official album • Released in 2012

4:16 • LiveL1 • Live From Capitol Studios

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Alan Broadbent :
Orchestra conductor
John Clayton :
Bass
Anthony Wilson :
Guitar
Gayle Levant :
Harp
Joel Derouin :
Violin
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith :
Principal cellist
Jodi Burnett :
Cello
Songa Lee :
Violin
Katia Popov :
Violin
Michele Richards :
Violin
Kathleen Sloan :
Violin
Marcy Vaj :
Concertmaster
Josefina Vergara :
Violin
Rob Brophy :
Viola
Rudy Stein :
Cello
Sid Page :
Violin
Mario DeLeon :
Violin
Henry Gronnier :
Violin
Tammy Hatwan :
Violin
Serena McKinney :
Violin
Evan Wilson :
Principal violist
Thomas Diener :
Viola
Leah Katz :
Viola
Jennifer Kuhn :
Cello

Concert From "Live From Capitol Studios" in Los Angeles, USA on Feb 09, 2012


Kisses On the Bottom (Deluxe version)

Official album • Released in 2012

3:50 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
London Symphony Orchestra :
Orchestra
Alan Broadbent :
Orchestra arrangement, Orchestra conductor
Roman Simovic :
Concertmaster
Bucky Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Sam Okell :
Assistant engineer (?)
Paul Pritchard :
Assistant engineer (?)
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Gordon Davidson :
Assistant engineer (?)
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering
Kris Burton :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
April - May 2011 ?
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA

Session Orchestra overdubs:
October 2011 ?
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Bootlegs


Kisses on the bottom - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:44 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
London Symphony Orchestra :
Orchestra
Alan Broadbent :
Orchestra arrangement, Orchestra conductor
Roman Simovic :
Concertmaster
Bucky Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Sam Okell :
Assistant engineer (?)
Paul Pritchard :
Assistant engineer (?)
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Gordon Davidson :
Assistant engineer (?)
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering
Kris Burton :
Assistant engineer (?)

Session Recording:
April - May 2011 ?
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA

Session Orchestra overdubs:
October 2011 ?
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Kisses on the bottom - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:15 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Alan Broadbent :
Orchestra conductor
John Clayton :
Bass
Anthony Wilson :
Guitar
Gayle Levant :
Harp
Joel Derouin :
Violin
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith :
Principal cellist
Jodi Burnett :
Cello
Songa Lee :
Violin
Katia Popov :
Violin
Michele Richards :
Violin
Kathleen Sloan :
Violin
Marcy Vaj :
Concertmaster
Josefina Vergara :
Violin
Rob Brophy :
Viola
Rudy Stein :
Cello
Sid Page :
Violin
Mario DeLeon :
Violin
Henry Gronnier :
Violin
Tammy Hatwan :
Violin
Serena McKinney :
Violin
Evan Wilson :
Principal violist
Thomas Diener :
Viola
Leah Katz :
Viola
Jennifer Kuhn :
Cello

Concert From "Live From Capitol Studios" in Los Angeles, USA on Feb 09, 2012

Live performances

“My One And Only Love” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where My One And Only Love has been played


Live From Capitol Studios

Feb 09, 2012 • USA • Los Angeles • Capitol Records Building

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