Cole, Nat King - Where Did Everyone Go? Lyrics

It wasn't my intention to eavesdrop,
But there a guy sat, two stools away,
And you could tell the bartender knew him
And that he'd been there some other day.
And while I sipped my libation,
I overheard his conversation...

How I'd walk in,
What excitement there would be?
Never less than twenty people,
I had lots of friends, you see.

"I gave the party, I was the host.
Everyone loved me,
I was the most.

"Champagne and plenty of it,
Real imported caviar,
And the hat check girl got fifty
Just for lighting my cigar.

"I kept 'em laughin', jokes by the yard.
Everyone loved me,
I was a card.

"And I had a girl,
A beautiful girl,
Her whole world, I think, consisted of mink
And diamonds and pearls.

"Because she was mine,
I'd glitter and shine,
And life was a ball, and wasn't it all
So cozy 'n fine?

"But nothing lasts forever,
And the deepest well runs dry.
Just 'cause I've stopped rolling sevens
Doesn't mean I have to cry.

"I'll take that nightcap,
One more won't show.
And incidentally...maybe you know...
Where, oh, where, oh, where
Did everyone go?"

"Where, oh, where, oh, where
Did everyone go?"

Other Lyrics by Artist

Rand Lyrics

Cole, Nat King Where Did Everyone Go? Comments
  1. koaguilds

    The orchestration on these tracks is amazing. World class.

  2. Wellington Middleton

    This song helped turned my life around from the nightlife and those phony so-called friends. Thanks Nat but most of all thanks Betts, my wife, for buying me the album of the same name.

  3. Joseph Handford

    Anyone know where I can get the chords of this song from please?

  4. Michael Platek

    MY GOD...THE VIOLINS!!! Gave me shivers through the whole thing!! never heard this piece before...And I thought i had heard ALL OF NATS MUSIC!!! Nat and the incomparable Gordon Jenkins..supurb!! as is "when the world was young" terrific ballads...singer..arranger..conductor!!

  5. nmuphelps1

    Beyond superb !!!

  6. Vic Glazer

    Your taste in the music you post is amazing. Keep it up.
    By the way, the arrangement by Gordon Jenkins absolutely helps Nat sell the song. It might be nice if you were to mention the arrangers once or twice.

  7. Rob Jones

    A wistful track beautifully sung by Nat. The entire album is in the same league as "In
    The Small Wee Hours", but has been utterly overlooked which is a shame because it
    is a gem. His last masterpiece.

  8. G Norwood

    Superb in every aspect of this track.  Thank You, Nat!

  9. MzJanuary

    My favorite NKC album.

    Wellington Middleton

    MzJanuary Back in the 70's this song helped turned my life around. Thanks Nat.


    Couldn't be released in 1960, as it was recorded in August 1962! I think this album was rather released in 1963.

    Bruce Scott

    VICTOR BALIT ...This classic LP was released in both mono and stereo on May 27th, 1963.

  11. sueluvu

    Just discovered this song through connie francis. Nat sings it amazingly too

  12. MrFeinstein

    This song is so sad,Nat King Cole sings it just perfect.Every ounce of emotion is brought out.I own this album,every track is superb.But for me this is the best song....
    Thanks for the post lovermatic....

  13. airforcemax

    He is the best and I dedicate his songs to Jodi Jean Sanders (we met on Monday,17 April 1978) and Angela Margaret Cisneros (we met in September 1989). Jodi is someone she was not meant to be my wife and Angela is my ex-wife. A pair bonding that will never happened Jodi and I with one that dissolved Angela and I. October 2011.

  14. Simavi Uluc

    Wonderful. Thank you.