Ebb Tide (song)

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"Ebb Tide"
Single by Frank Chacksfield
Released 1954
Genre Big Band
Length 2:57
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Robert Maxwell, Carl Sigman
"Ebb Tide"
Single by The Righteous Brothers
Released 1965
Genre Blue-eyed soul
Length 2:48
Label Philles
Writer(s) Robert Maxwell, Carl Sigman

"Ebb Tide" is a popular song, written in 1953 by the lyricist Carl Sigman and composer Robert Maxwell. An instrumental version by organist Kenneth W. Griffin was played in the fifth season premiere of the TV drama Mad Men.[1]

The song's build up is to illustrate the ocean waves coming in and out to and from the shores, due to those Ebb Tides.


  • Sergio Franchi recorded this song at Webster Hall for his 1964 RCA Victor album The Exciting Voice of Sergio Franchi.[2]
  • Ebb Tide was the intended A-side of a single by David Rose & His Orchestra. The Stripper, which became a number one hit, was the B-side.
  • Strains of Frank Chacksfield's version is in the soundtrack of the 50s period comedy Porky's where the character 'Meat' slumps into a bowl of chili.
  • An orchestral version of Ebb tide was recorded by the french orchestra of Paul Mauriat .


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