Almost Always True

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Words & Music: Fred Wise/ Ben Weisman
I was always, baby, I was always
Well almost always true to you
Met a pretty mademoiselle
Her papa owned a small hotel
Oh, I was almost always true to you

I resisted tho' my arm was twisted
I was almost always true to you
Stayed away from drinkin' wine
Thought about you all the time
Oh, I was almost always true to you

Kept refusin' don't jump to conclusions
I was almost always true to you
I would never grab like this
I would never steal a kiss
Oh, I was almost always true to you
Recorded: 1961/03/22, first released on Blue Hawaii

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Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 8, 2013report abuse
Listening to it now and although no trailblazer and not on my playlists is a very acceptable track. Not up to the standard of Steppin Out of Line, Hula Baby and the Blue Hawaii ballads, it is still a decent listen. Sort of sits and reminds me of the Girl Next Door Went a-Walking on the Elvis is Back album, good, but surrounded by much better.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2013report abuse
It's Beyond the bend that starts the same, from 1963.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2013report abuse
The intro reminds me of an other Elvistrack; my feeling says from I got lucky; I think it starts with "Breeze, sing a happy song". Anyway, Boots Randolph always sounds good an a Elvis recording.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 27, 2012report abuse
This isn't a great song, but I've always found it to be very enjoyable to listen to. I've never skipped it while listening to the "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack album.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2010report abuse
A fun, upbeat track with cute lyrics from the movie and soundtrack "Blue Hawaii". This track was used very well in the movie and it is enjoyable on record. This song is no where near as silly as "Ito Eats" and any comparisons to it are nonsense. This whole soundtrack is a very nice easy listening experience (even "Ito Eats" can't spoil it) and Elvis does himself proud with great vocals on all 14 tracks. It should be noted the only real rock and roll song (unless you count Rock-A-Hula, Baby") recorded for the movie "Steppin' Out Of Line" was cut from the movie and LP.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2009report abuse
On a little station early in the morning...
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2009report abuse
Competent and catchy movie fodder.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2008report abuse
I don't know this song..never heard from it. That's the truth..maybe that's because I only listen to the good movie songs..
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2008report abuse
Songs like this (and Ito Eats from the same film) were the ominous signs that the movie music was going to be less than subpar in the future. Gone were the Leiber/Stoller songs, now we had hack songwriters. Blue Hawaii altho successful, was the beginning of the rot setting in.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2008report abuse
Here is a sweet and innocent way of being honest. Befitting the young ones in love but seperated for some time. Wish those innocent times were still around. Sung in a lovely movie and easy listening.
Colonel (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2008report abuse
It could've been better if the breaks weren't there. The movie version at least had the girl filling the lines but on the album it sounds terrible. Otherwise the song has a nice groove.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2008report abuse
Not the best Elvis film song, but certainly not the worst. pretty harmless I suppose
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2008report abuse
Cute movie fluff, nothing more. Great sax though.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2008report abuse
There was something magical about those Blue Hawaii sessions, and if there's a kinder way of saying you've been sleeping around behind your girl's back, I'd like to hear it...
ELV75 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2008report abuse
One song Elvis should have skipped ...
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2008report abuse
Almost Always, Alhouette is just a kids' song.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2008report abuse
Fun movie song. Nothing More.

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