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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

Other songs written by Irving Berlin

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Always” is a popular song written by Irving Berlin in 1925, as a wedding gift for his wife Ellin McKay, whom he married in 1926, and to whom he presented the substantial royalties. Although legend (and Groucho Marx) claims Berlin wrote the song “Always” for The Cocoanuts, he never meant for the song to be included in the play. […]

Hit versions have also been recorded by such diverse artists as Tony Bennett, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Corgan, Leonard Cohen, Phil Collins, Machito and The Ink Spots. Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan also recorded it as a duet. Bandleader Sammy Kaye recorded it twice, in 1945 with singer Arthur Wright (hit single), and as part of a 1949 LP with singer Tony Alamo. Diana Ross & The Supremes performed a Motown-styled version of the song in a tribute to Irving Berlin on The Ed Sullivan Show. Lynda Carter would close her TV specials with the song. Mandy Patinkin sang the song to his character Rube’s daughter in the TV series Dead Like Me. Paul McCartney recorded it for his 2012 album Kisses on the Bottom. […]

Last updated on April 17, 2017


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.


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.

Officially appears on

Kisses On the Bottom

Official album • Released in 2012

3:49 • Studio version

Paul McCartney :
Tommy LiPuma :
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Robert Hurst :
John Pizzarelli :
London Symphony Orchestra :
Alan Broadbent :
Orchestra arrangement, Orchestra conductor
Roman Simovic :

Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York - London Symphony Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London

Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses

Official album • Released in 2012

3:49 • Studio version


Kisses on the bottom - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:49 • Studio version

Live performances

“Always” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where has been played

Live From Capitol Studios

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


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