You Were Always There

Donna Fargo

About You Were Always There

"You Were Always There" is a song written and recorded by Donna Fargo. It was released in May 1973 as the second single from the album My Second Album. "You Were Always There" was Fargo's fourth hit on the country chart and her fourth number one. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of twelve weeks on the chart.


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Can't remember my first mem'ry of you you were always there
And now I know I never knew you well
But I was just a kid and you were always there to pick me up everytime I fell
And you always warmed a blanket to wrap around my feet
When you tucked me into bed to say my prayers
And I'll bet I never thanked you among all the other things
That I took for granted cause you were always there
Yes you were always there so we never took the time
For you to tell me your dreams and me to tell you mine
And we never took the time to talk of love and happiness
And life and death and heartache and pain and loneliness

Why I don't even know if you were happy or if you could have been
Or if you could have one wish what would it be
Or what would you do differently if you could live again
And were you glad that you gave life to me
And I'd give anything to tell you am I glad that you were born
But you'll never hear the words I've learned to say
Cause before I got to know you died of loneliness
And they tell me I grew up and moved away
Yes you were always there so we never took the time
For you to tell me your dreams and me to tell you mine
There were so many things that could have been but now we'll never share
Cause kids don't know much and you were always there
No kids don't know much and you were always there

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Donna Fargo

Donna Fargo (born Yvonne Vaughan, November 10, 1945, Mount Airy, North Carolina) is an American country music singer-songwriter, who is best known for a series of Top 10 country hits in the 1970s. These include "The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA" and "Funny Face," which both became crossover pop hits in 1972. more »

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11 facts about this song

Song Origin
"You Were Always There" is a song recorded by American country artist Donna Fargo.
Release Year
The song was released in 1973 as a single.
Album Placement
"You Were Always There" forms part of her third studio album, titled "My Second Album."
Song Ranking
Her song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, making it one of her more successful songs.
Song Definition
It serves as a poignant introspective about the presence and companionship of a significant other.
Music Genres
This song incorporates both the mainstream pop and country music genres, blending them to create a appealing sound that resonated with listeners.
Song Duration
The actual running time of the song is 2 minutes and 52 seconds, making it a relatively short song for the time.
Record Label
It was released under the record label of 'Dot,' an American recording company, which at the time housed many successful artists.
Song Writing
Fargo both wrote and composed the song herself, showcasing her songwriting abilities as well as her singing talents.
While the song itself did not win any specific awards, Donna Fargo had consistent popularity during the time period this song was released, allowing her to win a few Country Music Association awards.
Cover Versions
It was later covered by a number of artists, evidencing the song's widespread appeal and vernacular familiarity.

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    Top Hot 100 Songs 1973

    Billboard #93



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