Willie Nelson: ‘Always On My Mind’

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This Willie Nelson tune was written by the songwriting trio of Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson Thompson. In addition, It was originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1971.

This Willie Nelson song tells the story of a man who admits that he didn’t always do the things he should have to show appreciation for his lady, but wants her to know he was always thinking about her.

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The Country Music Association named this Single Of The Year in 1982. “Always On My Mind” did very well at the Grammys, taking the awards for Song Of The Year, Best Male Country Vocal Performance, and Best Country Song. It was the first country song to take Song Of The Year, and it wasn’t until the 2007 ceremonies when another country act got one: The Dixie Chicks for “Not Ready To Make Nice.”

(source songfacts.com)

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Lyrics of “Always On My Mind”

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Maybe I didn’t love you

Quite as often as I could have

Maybe I didn’t treat you

Quite as good as I should have

If I made you feel second best

Girl I’m sorry I was blind

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But you were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

Maybe I didn’t hold you

All those lonely, lonely times

I guess I never told you

That I am so happy that you’re mine

If I made you feel second best

Girl I’m sorry I was blind

But you were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died

Give me, give me one more chance

To keep you satisfied

I’ll keep you satisfied

Little things I should have said and done

I just never took the time

But you were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

Youwere always on my mind

You were always on my mind

More versions of this classic tune… first up: The King!

Next up… Willie again, but as part of The Highwaymen!

“Always On My Mind”, by Bon Jovi..

Buble singing a version:

And finally, the original… Mr. B.J. Thomas

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