Always Late with Your Kisses

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"Always Late (with Your Kisses)"
Single by Lefty Frizzell
from the album Listen to Lefty
B-side "Mom and Dad's Waltz"
Released 1951
Format 7" single
Recorded 1951
Genre Country
Length 3:10
Label Columbia 20837
Writer(s) Lefty Frizzell, Blackie Crawford
Producer(s) Don Law, Frank Jones
Lefty Frizzell singles chronology
"I Want to Be With You Always"
(1951)
"Always Late with Your Kisses"
(1951)
"Travellin' Blues"
(1951)

"Always Late (with Your Kisses)" is a song co-written and recorded by country music artist Lefty Frizzell. It was the fifth single released from his 1951/1952 album Listen to Lefty. It peaked at number one in 1951 and became his fourth release to hit the top. The B-side of "Always Late with Your Kisses", entitled "Mom and Dads Waltz" peaked at number two for eight weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1951) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs 1

Jo-El Sonnier version[edit]

Jo-El Sonnier covered the song in 1976. His version reached #99 on the U.S. country chart.

Merle Haggard version[edit]

Merle Haggard covered the song in 2001 on his album Roots, Volume 1.

Leona Williams version[edit]

A version by Leona Williams charted in 1981, reaching #84 on the same chart.

Dwight Yoakam version[edit]

"Always Late with Your Kisses"
Single by Dwight Yoakam
from the album Hillbilly Deluxe
B-side "1000 Miles"
Released February 1988
Format 7" single
Recorded 1987
Genre Country
Length 2:10
Label Reprise 27994
Producer(s) Pete Anderson
Dwight Yoakam singles chronology
"Please, Please Baby"
(1987)
"Always Late with Your Kisses"
(1988)
"Streets of Bakersfield
(1988)

"Always Late with Your Kisses" was covered by country music artist Dwight Yoakam. It is the fourth and final single released from his 1987 album Hillbilly Deluxe. It peaked at #9 in the United States,[2] and #5 in Canada.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Sherman Halsey.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs 9
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 129. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 403. 
Preceded by
"I Wanna Play House with You" by Eddy Arnold
Best Selling Retail Folk (Country & Western) Records
number one single by Lefty Frizzell

September 1, 1951
Succeeded by
"Slow Poke" by Pee Wee King