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Almost alway's true ( alouette )

COVERED BY ELVIS

Alouette



elvis: Almost alway's true
recording date elvis: Wednesday 22 march 1961
first release: on audio album blue hawaii ( october,1961 )
label: rca victor
catalognumber: lsp 2426


originally by: Edouard LeBel

recording date: 6 november 1906
originally written by: Traditional ( Fred Wisse;Ben Weisman )
catalognumber: 3619
label: victor / eight-inch disc

Born: December 11, 1865
Died: February 17, 1939
Country: Canada




Surely the tune for this number is taken from the French song, "Alouette"? The latter seems to have been a traditional Canadian song, taken from Canada to France by Canadian troops (presumably in the First World War), from where it became an international children's favourite.
Edouard LeBel , a Canadian tenor, recorded the number on 6 November, 1906, and it was released on Victor 3619 as an eight-inch disc. Lebel's surname was sometimes written as "Le Bel" and it is in that way that Victor catalogues his recordings.
"Almost Always True" is not the only Elvis connection to "Alouette." The tune is also used as incidental music in Elvis's 1968 film, "Stay Away, Joe," and some sites refer to Elvis actually singing the number, either when he is driving the red convertible or when playing guitar, giving it the title, "Lovely Mamie." My copy of "Stay Away, Joe" does not include such a performance.


Alouette
performed by
Edouard Lebel

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Almost Alway's true
performed by
Elvis Presley

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