Always And Ever

Ruvin, 1964 (mono), 1992 (stereo).  Recorded: 04-02-64

Johnny Kidd (vocals) - Mick Green (lead) - Johnny Spence (bass) - Frank Farley (drums)

This recording features a double-tracked lead vocal by Kidd who also features on backing vocals, probably  with Johnny Spence.  Almost everyone present sang on the refrain, including the band's manager George Cooper, his friend Alan Wheeler (who later ran the Johnny Kidd Appreciation Society) and even Johnnie Irving, the band's Roadie!  The demo, rougher than this polished version, was in blue beat style and was described as having a much stronger riff and sounding "far better than the out of recognition commercialised version cut at St. Johns Wood".  This demo was performed a try-out of the PA system at Leyton Baths on New Years Day 1964, the same day as "Top Of The Pops" started broadcasting from a converted church in Manchester.  Kidd and the Pirates filmed "Always And Ever" for this show; it was never televised due to it's low charting and although it was probably junked soon after, rumour has it that it just may have survived somewhere.

 
 (C) (C) (C) (C-stop)

La La La (G)La-la-la (G)
La La La (C)La-La-La (G)
La-la-la-la-la-la-(G)la la la (G)
La La La (C) La-La la

My heart be-(G)-longs to you (My heart be-(G)-longs to you)
Always and (C)ever (always, (C)always and ever)
Just tell me (G)you'll be true (just tell me (G)you'll be true)
And leave me (C)never (and leave, (C)leave me never)
I love you (F)more each day (I love you, (F)more each day)
Much more than (C)words can say (much more than (C)words can say)
Wear this ring to prove you're (G)mine to stay (you're mine, you're (G)mine to stay)
Always and (C)ever (C)

La la la (G)la-la la (G)
la la la (C)la-la la (C)
La-la-la-la-la-la-(G)la la la (G)
la la la (C)la-la la (C#)

[beat changes to "Bluebeat"]

My heart be-(G#)-longs to you (My heart be-(G#)-longs to you)
Always and (C#)ever (always, (C#)always and ever)
Just tell me (G#)you'll be true (just tell me (G#)you'll be true)
And leave me (C#)never (and leave, (C#)leave me never)
I love you (F#)more each day (I love you, (F#)more each day)
Much more than (C#)words can say (much more than (C#)words can say)
Wear this ring to prove you're ((G#)mine to stay (you're mine, you're (G#)mine to stay)
Always and (C#)ever (C#)

La la la (G#)la-la la (G#)
la la la (C#)la-la la (C#)
La-la-la-la-la-la-(G#)la la la (G#)
la la la (C#)la-la la (D)

My heart be-(A)-longs to you (My heart be-(A)-longs to you)
Always and (D)ever (always, (D)always and ever)
Just tell me (A)you'll be true (just tell me (A)you'll be true)
And leave me (D)never (and leave, (D)leave me never)
I love you (G)more each day (I love you, (G)more each day)
Much more than (D)words can say (much more than (D)words can say)
Wear this ring to prove you're (A)mine to stay (you're mine, you're (A)mine to stay)
Always and (D)ever(D)

La la la (A)la-la la (A)
la la la (D)la-la la (D)
La-la-la-la-la-la-(A)a la la (A)
la la la (D)la-la la(D)

La la la (A)la-la la(A)
la la la (D)a-la la (D)
La-la-la-la-la-la-(A)la la la (A)
la la la (D)a-la la (D-D---.)
 
 
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