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Ebb Tide by Frank Sinatra

Album: Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the LonelyReleased: 1956
  • First the tide rushes in
    Plants a kiss on the shore
    Then rolls out to sea
    And the sea is very still once more

    So I rush to your side
    Like the oncoming tide
    With one burning thought
    Will your arms open wide?

    At last we're face to face
    And as we kiss through an embrace
    I can tell, I can feel
    You are love, you are real
    Really mine

    In the rain, in the dark, in the sun
    Like the tide at its ebb
    I'm at peace in the web
    Of your armsWriter/s: CARL SIGMAN, ROBERT MAXWELL
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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On May 7, 1961, Earl Grant performed "Ebb Tide" on the CBS-TV variety program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'*...
The song track one of side two on his 1961 debut album, 'Earl Grant - Ebb Time and Other Instrumental Favorites', and the album peaked at #7 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart...
Mr. Grant passed away at the young age of 39 on June 10th, 1970 {auto accident}...
May he R.I.P.
* Also on this episode of the 'Sullivan' show, Mr. Sullivan interviewed my all-time favorite baseball player, Willie Mays, and a week earlier the 'Say-Hey KId' became the 9th Major League player to hit four home runs in one game.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
On January 2nd, 1966 "Ebb Tide" by the Righteous Brothers peaked at #5 (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on November 28th, 1965 and spent 9 weeks on the Top 100...
Prior to the brother's version it charted a number of times; the earliest charted version was by Vic Damone, he peaked at #10 in 1953...
The following year in February of 1954 Frank Chacksfield reached #9 in the U.K. and #2 in the U.S.A. with it...
Also in 1954 Roy Hamilton made it to #5 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
And in 1958 Frank Sinatra included it on his album 'Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely'; and on October 18th, 1958 the album peaked at #1 (for 5 weeks) on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart...
The last time it charted in the 1950s was 1959 by Bobby Freeman, he stayed on Top 100 for one week, at position #93...
In 1960 the Platters hit #56, while in 1964 Lenny Welch took it to #25...
In 1962 Billy Rose's "The Stripper" peaked at #1, the B-side of the record was "Ebb Tide", when the record was originally released the record label, M-G-M Records, intended "Ebb Tide" to be the A-side.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
First version I ever heard was the Platters version & it remains my favourite.Peter - Wellington, New Zealand
I love this song. It's about sex, pure and simple. Most likely, the coital act between a woman and a man. I love the RB version best, but they're all good.Mac - Evanston, Il
Ebbe Tide is among my favorite songs.Randy - San Jacinto, Ca
I would like to give my opinion on Ebb Tide.I believe this is one of the most dramatic songs ever written.This song stirs all kinds of feelings and emotions when listening to it.The best version belongs to Frank Sinatra.Who but Sinatra could interpret the lyric the way he does it.And the arrangement was by the great Nelson Riddle.Riddle's arrangement is so powerful that when listening to it,it sounds like a movie unfolding with it's dramatic effect,the peaks and valleys,the climax,the soothing effect of the quiet stillness of the ending.It is like an experience.This is music on the level of art.George - Belleville, Nj
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