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Almost Always True

3.2 / 5

Words & Music: Ben Weisman Fred Wise

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

Recordingdate: 1961/03/22, first released on: Blue Hawaii (album)


Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Almost Always True:

(steel guitar)


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JerryNodak wrote on April 18, 2008
Fun movie song. Nothing More.
JimmyCool wrote on April 26, 2008
Almost Always, Alhouette is just a kids' song.
ElvisDayByDay wrote on April 26, 2008
One song Elvis should have skipped ...
OtisBlue22 wrote on April 26, 2008
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...
Steve V wrote on April 26, 2008
Cute movie fluff, nothing more. Great sax though.
old shep wrote on April 26, 2008
Not the best Elvis film song, but certainly not the worst. pretty harmless I suppose
Colonel wrote on April 26, 2008
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.
Natha wrote on April 26, 2008
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.
theoldscudder wrote on June 17, 2008
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.
Ton Bruins wrote on June 17, 2008
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..
Marty_TCE wrote on January 09, 2009
Competent and catchy movie fodder.
Lex wrote on January 09, 2009
On a little station early in the morning...
Deano1 wrote on March 18, 2010
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.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 27, 2012
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.
sugartummy wrote on February 23, 2013
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.
sugartummy wrote on February 26, 2013
It's Beyond the bend that starts the same, from 1963.
Gorse wrote on August 08, 2013
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.
Cruiser621 wrote on November 02, 2014
Not one of his better efforts but fits with the rest of his biggest selling LP (long playing record) "Blue Hawaii".
atomic powered poste wrote on February 21, 2018
This irony-free kind of humor in combination with music that's actually for kids .... i can't see myself ever wanting to hear stuff like this. Stupid and boring.
KRLA Top Eliminator wrote on January 08, 2023
Based on the melody of the popular French kiddie's song Alouette. I have no problems with it. Four stars in my book!
Milky White Way wrote on January 09, 2023
I always felt it would work better with the female vocal to give it a better context and why the “Oooohhhh” interruption. Either way it’s an okay song from a delightful soundtrack.
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