Always – Ella Fitzgerald

May 18, 2022

Always

The song of the day is “Always,” by Ella Fitzgerald.

Fun Facts:

  • “Always” was originally written by Irving Berlin, as a wedding gift for his wife Ellin MacKay. Not only was the song written for her, he also gave her all of the royalties to the song.
  • Ella Fitzgerald, the legendary jazz singer, covered it as a part of her song book period between 1956 and 1964. During this period she released several “song books,” in which she covered the greatest pieces by legendary composers like Cole Porter.
  • In 1958, she released the “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book.” “Always” was one of the songs on that album.
  • The song is a simple declaration of true and lasting love, with the singer promising to always be there and always be loving, even when times are tough.
  • This song featured in the Marx Brothers’ movie, The Cocoanuts. Although Groucho Marx claimed that Berlin wrote the song for the movie, that is not the case. Berlin didn’t actually intend for the song to be in the movie at all.
  • The song plays an important part in the plot of the play Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward.

Lyrics:

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ellafitzgerald/always.html

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

I’ll be loving you, oh 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

Not for just an hour

Not for just a day

Not for just a year

But always

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1 Comment

  1. Sandy

    Excellent !

    Thanks

    Reply

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