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Always

Written by Irving Berlin

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

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions



Other songs written by Irving Berlin


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Song facts

Always” is a song written by Irving Berlin in 1925 as a wedding gift for this wife. Over the years, it was recorded by many artists of various styles, including Franck Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Harry Nilsson, Peggy Lee, Tonny Bennett, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Leonard Cohen, Phil Collins… and Paul McCartney on his 2012 album “Kisses On The Bottom“.

Last updated on November 1, 2020

Lyrics

{Intro}:
Everything went wrong,
And the whole day long
I'd feel so blue.
For the longest while
I'd forget to smile,
Then I met you.
Now that my blue days have passed,
Now that I've found you at last -
{end intro}

I'll be loving you always
With a love that's true always.
When the things you've planned
Need a helping hand,
I will understand always.

Always

Days may not be fair always,
That's when I'll be there always.
Not for just an hour,
Not for just a day,
Not for just a year,
But always.

~ SOLO ~

Days may not be fair always,
But that's when I'll be there always.
Not for just an hour,
No not for just a day,
Not for just a year,
But always.

Variations


A Cover from "Kisses On The Bottom"

L1 Live from Capitol Studios

Officially appears on


Kisses On the Bottom

Official album • Released in 2012

3:49 • Studio versionA

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

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA

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


Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses

Official album • Released in 2012

3:49 • Studio versionA

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

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA

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


Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses

Official album • Released in 2012

4:21 • 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

3:49 • Studio versionA

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

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA

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


iTunes Live from Capitol Studios

Official live • Released in 2012

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

Bootlegs


Kisses on the bottom - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:49 • Studio versionA

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

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA

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


Kisses on the bottom - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:21 • 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

Videos

Live performances

“Always” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where Always has been played


Live From Capitol Studios

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


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