1. Always

From the recording Always

"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. The song was supposed to be used for the Marx Brothers Broadway musical (later film)The Cocoanuts (1927) but was cut by Berlin during out-of-town tryouts.

In 1942 it was used as the theme music for the film The Pride of the Yankees. Hit versions have been recorded by such diverse artists as Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Billy Corgan, Guy Lombardo, Leonard Cohen, Phil Collins 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.

Deanna Durbin sang the song in the film "Christmas Holiday" (1944).

Studio albums
Patsy Cline (1957) · Patsy Cline Showcase (1961) · Sentimentally Yours (1962)
Posthumous studio albums
A Portrait of Patsy Cline (1964) · That's How a Heartache Begins (1965) · Always (1980)
MCA Compilation albums
The Patsy Cline Story (1963) · Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits (1967) · The Country Hall of Fame - Patsy Cline (1979) · Remembering Patsy Cline & Jim Reeves (1982) · Today, Tomorrow, and Forever (1985) · Heartaches (1985) · Sweet Dreams (1985) · Stop, Look & Listen (1986) · Songwriter's Tribute (1986) · Faded Love (1988) · The Last Sessions (1988) · A Portrait / Country Great (1990) · Golden Greats (1992) · The Best of Patsy Cline (1994) · Patsy Cline Sings Songs of Love (1995) · Just a Closer Walk with Thee (1995) · The Very Best of Patsy Cline (1996) · 20th Century Masters - The Millenium Collection: The Best of Patsy Cline (1999) · True Love: A Standards Collection (2000) · The Definitive Collection (2004) · Patsy Cline Gold (2005) · Playlist Your Way (2008)
Other compilations
Patsy Cline's Golden Hits (1962) · Encores (1963) · Greatest Hits of Him Reeves & Patsy Cline (1981)
Songs by Patsy Cline (1957) · Patsy Cline (1957) · Patsy Cline (1961) · Patsy Cline (1962) · She's Got You (1962) · So Wrong/You're Stronger Than Me (1962)
Top 10 & 20 hits
"Walkin' After Midnight" (1957) · "A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)" (1957) · "I Fall to Pieces" (1961) · "Crazy" (1961) · "She's Got You" (1962) · "When I Get Thru' with You" (1962) · "So Wrong" (1962) · "Leavin' on Your Mind" (1963) · "Sweet Dreams (Of You)" (1963) · "Faded Love" (1963) · "Always" (1980) · "Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)" (1981)
Related articles
Discography · Posthumous discography · Decca Records · MCA Records · Winchester, Virginia



(Always, always, always.)

I'll be loving you, always,
With a love that's true, always.
When the things you plan,
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 just Valentine's Day.
But 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,
And not for just a year.
But always.