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"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 The Cocoanuts 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. It was also used in the 1945 film Blithe Spirit, based on the Noël Coward play. Hit versions have been recorded by such diverse artists as Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Billy Corgan, Guy Lombardo, 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.
Tore Faye's Quartet (Victor Molvik, piano - Ole K. Salater, bass - Finn R. Slåtten, bass - Tore Faye, clarinet) recorded it in Oslo on December 6, 1954. The melody was released on the 78 rpm record His Master's Voice A.L. 3488.
Deanna Durbin sang the song in the film "Christmas Holiday" (1944).
Gordon MacRae recorded the song sometime during his career.