To the Ends of the Earth (Nat King Cole song)

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"To the Ends of the Earth"
Single by Nat King Cole
A-side "Night Lights"
ReleasedOctober 23, 1956 (1956-10-23)
Genre Traditional pop music
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Joe Sherman, Noel Sherman
Nat King Cole singles chronology
"That's All There Is to That"
"To the Ends of the Earth"
"The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)"

"To the Ends of the Earth" is a 1956 Nat King Cole song, written by Noel Sherman and Joe Sherman. [1] It was released as a single in 1956 and reached number 25 on the pop charts. The song was reissued on the album This Is Nat King Cole (1957), [2] and again on The Nat King Cole Story (1961).


The song was covered by Marvin Gaye on his album A Tribute to the Great Nat "King" Cole (1965), Tony Middleton (1966), and Engelbert Humperdinck on his 1967 album The Last Waltz and by Johnny Mathis on Mathis Magic (1979), again with Cole's daughter Natalie Cole on Mathis' Unforgettable – A Musical Tribute to Nat King Cole (1983), and others including Cole's younger brother Freddy Cole. [3]

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  1. "Part 5A: Published Music". Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series (Vol 10 ed.). Washington D.C.: Copyright Office, Library of Congress. 1957. p. 705.
  2. LIFE - 23 Dec 1957 - Page 3 LONG PLAY BEST SELLING ALBUMS NAT 'KING' COLE Here is the man whose warm, ... Twelve favorites including: Annabelle, Dreams Can Tell a Lie, Never let Me Go, To the Ends of the Earth, Too Young to Go ..."
  3. John Swenson The Rolling Stone jazz & blues album guide 1999 - Page 159 "To the Ends of the Earth (Fantasy, 1997) Freddy Cole fb. 1931), the younger brother of Nat King Cole, has an instantly recognizable voice full of charm and emotional heft."