Ebb Tide - The Platters / Righteous Brothers
Song Lyrics / Chart History / Artist Information

  • Written by by Carl Sigman & Robert Maxwell in 1953
  • Sigman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972, he also penned the classic "Where Do I Begin" (Theme from Love Story)
  • The song has been recorded by a host of artists, the first being an instrumental version by Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra in 1953 that reached #2 on the charts
  • In 1960 it was remade by The Platters
  • In 1964 a remake by Lenny Welch reached #25 on the Top 40 charts, and this version was included in the film "Sweet Bird of Youth" starring a young Paul Newman
  • Another remake in 1965 by The Righteous Brothers and produced by Phil Spector reached #5 on the charts
  • Frank Sinatra has several recordings of the song as well, but none of them reached the Top 40 charts
  • Other artists to record the song include Ray Conniff, Vic Damone, Percy Faith, Ferrante & Teicher, Andre Kostelanetz, Henry Mancini, David Rose, and Stu Phillips
  • A great first dance song for weddings

A sample of this song as performed by Oracle is available by clicking on either of the links below.  The RealAudio file will stream to your computer rather quickly assuming you have the RealAudio player installed.  The MP3 file must download completely first, but is of a higher audio quality.
Streaming RealAudio  (473 Kb) Download MP3  (4621 Kb)

Other songs by The Righteous Brothers performed by Oracle:

Song Lyrics - Ebb Tide

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, your 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 arms
Ebb tide!!!!

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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