Right Or Wrong (song)
"Right or Wrong" is a jazz ballad from 1921. Composed by Arthur Sizemore and Paul Biese, with words by Haven Gillespie, it is described by the original sheet music as "a beautiful fox-trot ballad."
The lyrics tell of the loss of a paramour. The title comes from a refrain in the chorus:
- Right or wrong, I'll always love you.
- Tho' you're gone, I can't forget.
- Right or wrong, I'll keep on dreaming,
- Tho' I wake with that same old regret.
- All along I knew I'd lose you,
- Still I pray'd that you'd be true.
- In your heart, please just remember,
- Right or wrong, I'm still in love with you.
"Right or Wrong" was recorded by many early jazz and swing orchestras, including; Mike Markel and His Orchestra (OKeh 4478, 1921), Original Dixie Jazz Band (Oriole 445, 1925), Peggy English (Brunswick 3949, 1928), Tampa Red (Bluebird 6832, 1936), and Mildred Bailey and Her Orchestra (Vocalion 3758, 1937). The recording with the longest lasting influence would be the one by the black-faced Emmett Miller and the Georgia Crackers (OKeh 41280, 1929).
Miller's version was picked up by an early Bob Wills and became a standard Western swing dance tune. Both Wills (Vocalion 03451, 1936) and Milton Brown (Decca 5342, 1936) made early recordings. Western swing versions generally do not include any of the verses, only repetitions of the chorus. The song also appears on Leon Redbone's 1990 album Sugar.
Wanda Jackson's hit "Right or Wrong" in 1961 is not this song, but one written by herself.
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