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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label&cat.no. Additional Information
481 I Was True Ray Noble & his NMDO J.R.Robinson / Kate Smith w/m `31 London December 19, 1931 OB-2518-3 HMV B-6118 AB with The Three Ginx. Ray Noble directing Max Goldberg and Bill Shakespeare (trumpets); Tony Thorpe (trombone); Laurie Payne (clarinet, alto and baritone saxophones); probably Harry Hines or possibly Bob Wise (clarinet and alto saxophone); two tenor saxophones (chosen from George Smith, Reg. Pink, Harry Caner and possibly Leon Goossens); One violin (chosen from Eric Siday, Reg Pursglove, Jean Pougnet, Hugo Rignold, Reg. Leopold and Nobby Clarke; Harry Jacobson (piano); Bert Thomas (guitar); Jack Evetts (string bass); Bill Harty (drums); Al Bowlly (vocal). London, December 19, 1931.
I Was True

I Was True

(J.R.Robinson / Kate Smith)

Ray Noble & his New Mayfair Dance Orchestra


I Was True
True to you
And I thought
You were too
I Was True
True to you
That's why I'm blue
That's why I'm Blue

I was yours
Good and strong
I was yours
Right or wrong
I was true
True to you
That's why I'm blue
That's why I'm Blue

Now i'm greaved because I believed
That you were on the level
Angel eyes, the eyes that I prized
Were the eyes of the devil

In my heart
Though I'll sigh
When we part
I won't cry
I was true
True to you
That's why I'm blue
That's why I'm Blue

I was true
Oh, how true
Love like you
That's why I'm blue

I was yours
You were at fault
Now I'm through
That's why I'm blue