This Is Always

Words & Music by Harry Warren & Mack Gordon
Recorded by Jo Stafford (1944?)

D           Bm                G    Edim
This isn't sometimes, this is al - ways.

Em7        G/E  G6/E  G/B Em7 G    Edim
This isn't may - be, this is  al - ways.

D    D6  A        G      G/F#    G/E Em7 A7sus4 A7
This is love, the real beginning of  for - ev - er.

D           Bm              G    Edim
This isn't just mid-summer mad - ness,

Em7        G/E   G6/E    Em7    G    Edim
A passing glow, a mo - ment's glad - ness --

D         Bm7     DM7             B7      Em7
Yes, it's love; I knew it on the night we met.

    Em     B+       Em7      Em6
You tied a string around my heart,

   D      DM7     Fdim Em7
So how can I for - get you?

     D     Bm7     Em7      A7     Edim   D
With every kiss I know that this is al - ways.

Here's yet another case that proves the ol' Guitarguy ain't nearly as well-informed as he'd like to think he is.

I had never heard -- nor even heard of -- this song until the last month. A visitor to the site, Herve S., asked for three songs (all of which made this month's additions) but this is one I was not remotely familiar with; still, judging from who wrote it, I had a gut feeling I'd like it, so I searched it out. Turns out I was right -- it's a beauty to listen to, if you haven't heard it.

And thanks, Herve, for the suggestions!

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.