"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. Although legend (and Groucho Marx) claims Berlin wrote the song "Always" for The Cocoanuts, he never meant for the song to be included in the play.
In 1928, this song was featured multiple times in the Universal partial talkie feature "Lonesome". This love story is about 2 strangers who meet one day on Coney Island. He plays a 78 rpm disk in his apartment and she also thinks of the song on her own. There is an on screen display of lines of the melody, accompanied by the lyrics. Lonesome, directed by Paul Fejos. 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.