Ebb Tide

Words & Music by Carl Sigman, Robert Maxwell, 1953
Recorded by Frank Chacksfield, 1953
Also recorded by The Righteous Brothers, 1965 (#5) and by Lenny Welch , 1964 (#25)

          CM7         A9    Am
First the tide rushes in,

         Dm            G6
Plants a kiss on the shore,

      C    C/B     G6   Am7
Then rolls out to sea

 F       Em          Dm7  Dm7/9  G
And the sea is very still once more.

     CM7           A9   Am
So I rush to your side

         Dm  -  Dm7     G
Like the on  -  coming tide

      C           C/B
With one burning thought:

         Em7-5       A
Will your arms open wide?

    F                   E
At last, we're face to face,

           Am         Am7     D7
And as we kiss through an embrace,

       C    C/B        Am   Am7/G
I can tell,     I can feel,

         F    Fdim     G7     C    C/B
You are love, you are really mine

        Am  Am7/G        Fm7          G
In the rain,     in the dark, in the sun.

         CM7          A9    Am
Like the tide at its ebb,

         F             Fdim G    C    Fdim    C
I'm at peace in the web of your arms.

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