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The Showtunes Sing-Off - Irving Berlin - "Always" - Part 2 of 2

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Irving Berlin | American composer | Britannica

Irving Berlin - "Always"


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 -

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.

Note: This is Part Two of a two part contest - Part One can be found here -

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You don’t swing to these words. No thanks, Frank.
Exactly! But I'll tell you what Shaughnessy told me. In these survey threads, you need to go back to Part 1 of 2. There you will find 1947 Frank, who differs greatly from 1961 Frank. This song goes back to before the end of the pre-jazz and swing era in American popular song. Some of those older songs successfully evolved into hits in the jazz and swing era, but at least in my opinion (and apparently yours), some just shouldn't swing. In the other thread I mentioned I'll Remember You in Apple Blossom Time, like Always a big hit of that earlier pre-swing era.
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