Nat King Cole - The Very Thought Of You Lyrics

The very thought of you
And I forget to do
The little ordinary things that everyone ought to do
I'm living in a kind of daydream
I'm happy as a king
And foolish though it may seem to me that's everything

The mere idea of you
The longing here for you
You never know how slow the moments go
Till I'm near to you
I see your face in every flower
Your eyes in stars above
It's just the thought of you
The very thought of you
My love

The mere idea of you
The longing here for you
You never know how slow the moments go
Till I'm near to you
I see your face in every flower
Your eyes in stars above
It's just the thought of you
The very thought of you
My love

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  1. Anna Lisa Campo


  2. Grazyna Bieniarz


    Grazyna Bieniarz


  3. Theressa Murphy

    So romantic.... so lovely to our ears and hearts

  4. slingbladejeff


  5. Irene Lopez

    Absolutely beautiful 🙏

  6. Chichi Ria

    Love this song of mr. nat king cole ..💕💕💕💕

  7. mercy mallari

    One of the best golden voice 😎😍❤🎧🎶💕👏👏👏👍

  8. Robert Silvestri

    It's been said before, but I'll say it again: they don't make music like this anymore.

  9. Christina Escajeda

    You haven't succeed it I'm still kicking

  10. Christina Escajeda

    All I need is one loving loyal person who greets me with respect; loves
    Me accepts me unconditional This is important to me If you cant show up like a man than this person is not you
    just do your disappearing act that your famous for
    walk away
    End of story!

  11. Christina Escajeda

    Go away

  12. julio lucero

    My favorite singer during my youth, 50's Guayaquil- ecuador

  13. Carlos COLL

    He will always be the King,Nat The King Cole.

  14. Val Cunha

    Ouvir música de Nat King Cole tinha 12 anos quando procurei ouvi e nunca mais deixei de ouvir foi uma tristeza para mim e 65 quando ele assistiu era um jovem meus irmãos dizer porque gosta de deste cantor eu simplesmente disse viaja na música como se fosse o universo maravilhoso Só tenho que agradecer a Deus por eu entender uma bela música até hoje é uma delícia na minha casa sempre está presente esta bela música Foi um presente de Deus não para o país dele sou brasileira agradeço universo por ter tido este linda voz no nosso contigo Deus é um só por isso mandou um cantor para todo o planeta

  15. Judy Sherry

    Oh yeah Mr Butler bundle up and get down safely my koo koo Scorpio. Me

  16. Judy Sherry

    I wish my daughter would not have told me that you were in the Himmalayas please be safe. Me

  17. Lachario New

    Hi edagdwg love this song and sweet candy cane f love no disrespect just enjoy seeing him Linda j peace ❤️💯💯🌈🐼🐼🦅free

  18. Margit Durisch

    A very happy New Year, and thank you for the lovely music!

  19. Judy Sherry

    I love you so much! But I'm not your mama. I need you in my life for the rest of my life! Me

  20. Judy Sherry

    I'm so emotional right now I love a ghost. Me

  21. Marilyn Daniels

    i am amazed at how handsome he was, and how creamy rich brown his skin was. how or why did they insist on blackening his face, while putting heavy pasty white pancake makeup on themselves. what a sick and sad generation.

  22. Judy Sherry

    You're welcome to come to Xmas dinner. Judy

  23. Judy Sherry

    I miss you warrior and I long to laugh with you and play with you I'm In love with a ghost. Judy

  24. Dilca Alves Moitinho

    Que voz linda! Não entendo uma palavra em inglês mas essa voz é linda! A orquestra de primeira!👏👏👏👏👏👏

  25. Dwight Dodd

    Nat and the violins..........candy for the ears...............

  26. Carlos COLL

    You were the best Nat you are still the King.

  27. Elpidio Bautista

    Nat King Cole will remain echoing his His Voice and Music in Our Universe !

  28. strongcloud28

    a simply beautiful song, the smooth tempo, the chord progression, the coaxing strings @1:00 seem to plead for him to keep singing, before they fill the bridge with that wonderful romantic melody that peak just short of crying and settles into the most lovely interlude. this song is pure romance without being vulgar simply beautiful!

  29. Marie Girard

    Lovely sing et and song

  30. Shirley Goerg

    Timeless, Priceless a Treasure for Decades to Enjoy. ... What a Gift Mr. Nat Kibg Cole Had....

  31. John Stott

    The singer's singer exemplified.

  32. slingbladejeff


  33. Ronald Jillings

    brilliant !x

  34. Marine Feinberg


  35. Anita Albers

    I saw him, long time ago..Paramount Theatre in New time goes by..

  36. Icarius Unknown

    Al Bowlly diff. Version?

  37. Ann Young

    I've !oved this song since I was I was 15 years old! I'm now 74!

  38. paul catch

    The man was a gentleman and I mean that category.....

  39. Leigh Leigh David

    I’m living in a kind of daydream....

  40. 陌上聽風來

    The Very Thought of You ...

  41. daniel occoner

    Smooth as satin. The only way I can describe his voice.

  42. Lorena ll.

    The thought of you my Love!!! Spectacular breathtaking beautiful!!!😘🤴🐺💝🌷

  43. athanasia mustatia

    The Very Thought of You !!!!!!! I just love the songs !!!!!!!

  44. Anthony C

    This great man---Mr. Nathaniel Adams Coles would have turned 100 this past March 17, 2019 so I searched Google that day, expecting him to be the "google" celebrity or whatever they call it when you google something---and he wasn't. I checked the internet the entire day and night to find any reference to Mr. Cole's 100 birthday and found almost nothing.
    Then I realized that today's spoiled kids look down upon Mr. Cole who they consider a "sell out" because they feel he did not do enough to help Blacks achieve civil rights in those times. Mr. Cole died in 1965--of lung cancer. He was one of---if not the greatest singer of his era. NO ONE sings "Stardust" or "The very thought of you" like Nat Cole. He played the piano, he was also an actor.
    He began his career at age 18, playing piano and singing in a trio he organized.
    Unfortunately---NO ONE from today's society can possibly know what it was like for Nat Cole to "hit the road" in 1937 at age 18.
    They are judging Mr. Cole with their eyes--the eyes of 2019, 80 years later
    At first, I was angry that today's society has so mistreated Nat Cole's legacy, but then after a minute I gave it further thought and realized-- "Who really cares what ANYONE thinks about Mr. Cole" They cannot TAKE AWAY or ADD to his life or anyone else's-- NO ONE HAS THAT POWER


    You have certainly said it all, Anthony. NKC was definitely one of the greatest singers of the twentieth century. No one surpassed him as a performer of ballads. Those of us who grew up on his music will never forget him.

  45. Colin McMahon

    NOT working for you, Properly.

  46. codzeedee dee

    Beautiful😊❤👍what a voice💋

  47. Candace Serviss

    Truly the King..

  48. Judy Sherry

    The universe is a wonderful and amazing journey and now he's in its embrace! Judy Sherry

  49. I Munoz

    Check out Dizzy's Gillespie version

  50. Pearlena Alan

    I don’t even have the words to describe this mans voice! This voice is all you heard in my house during the Christmas holiday lol no one sounds like Mr Cole! TY for sharing your gift with us.

  51. Diane Sim

    The most beautiful smooth voice ever ♥️

  52. Vanity on the GO

    Sounds like velvet

  53. californyeah

    The very thought of you and I forget to do
    The little ordinary things that everyone ought to do
    I'm living in a kind of daydream
    I'm happy as a king
    And foolish though it may seem
    To me that's everything

    The mere idea of you, the longing here for you
    You'll never know how slow the moments go till I'm near to you
    I see your face in every flower
    Your eyes in stars above
    It's just the thought of you
    The very thought of you, my love

    The mere idea of you, the longing here for you
    You'll never know how slow the moments go till I'm near to you
    I see your face in every flower
    Your eyes in stars above
    It's just the thought of you
    The very thought of you, my love

  54. Beth Coddington

    I have to thank my parents for raising us to listen to this beautiful, tasteful artist. Never lost my love for it!

  55. Julio Aranton

    Life's passages...

  56. Ronald Lecklider

    When I'm at my most peace..... this is who I listen too

  57. Darryl Evans

    The greatest voice ever right here the one and only Nat King Cole RIP.

  58. 陌上聽風來


  59. Marco Evans

    Don't forget to listen Albert King's version. 👍

  60. mckenzie oates

    Greatest song ever written!

  61. Cecile Povich

    Seeing your visage in my third eye.

  62. Francoise Gross

    I know just how you feel about unforgettable memories, I have a few myself,that help me live my final years.

  63. Charles Barry

    One of the greatest of all ballad singers.

  64. Sandra Iglesias


  65. Barry I. Grauman

    Recorded on May 6, 1958.

  66. louise montour

    how i love that singer and song. thank you

  67. Macushla XOXO

    The very thought of you leaves me in a state of wonderment and disbelief. How was I touched by such a magnificent love? A dream come true.

  68. Rickey Engle

    and what would that be,,

  69. Yuhara Watson

    This wonderful sweet blessing beautiful song that my aunt loves this beautiful song from the wonderful man from the older music 🎶 and she 87years older women love ❤️ this beautiful sweet song ☝️ Nat king cole! Thank you for sharing this app and very special wonderful blessing beautiful songs and I’m 43,🙇🏻‍♀️👋 love ❤️ all those beautiful oldies music 🎶 very special to me because I’m always thinking 🤔 of someone special inside my heart ❤️ very beautiful wonderful sweet song to listen 👂 love ❤️🙇🏻‍♀️👍🙏😇

  70. David Hubbert

    My goodness what a voice what a tune a true classic .

  71. Antoinette Rader


  72. robert edom

    Nat's voice has a magical quality.

  73. 60sto80s2

    I forgot the name of this song from Little Manhattan this was song during the confession scene at the end it was one of the few tearjerker moments

  74. Gotham2010

    This is superb! The best! Such smoothness in voice and great orchestration! Also check out the YouTube black & white video clip of Doris Day (May she rest in peace) in the 1950 movie "Young Man With a Horn". It's great, with Doris singing "The Very Thought of You" with Kirk Douglas on the horn and Hoagy Carmichael on the piano. Great movie and a great version of this song. Nat and Doris both have smooth styles and are perfect for this song. Another that I like is Nancy Willson on YouTube in a 1964 live performance at the Hollywood Palace. On this song Nancy puts a lot of feeling and has a great intro to this song. Check it out.

  75. Jesus Castanares



  76. David Hubbert

    Let me add the pure velvet voice of mr nat king cole . This is truely a masterpeice of music .very good for the ears .

  77. janet Goldstein

    So True!!!

  78. Barra Mundi

    Robert Plant was once asked to select a "desert island song" - one song to have on an island. He said "The Very Thought of You" by Nat King Cole. He was asked why? His reply was "because it's perfect." That says it all. Absolutely flawless in every respect.

  79. Geraldine Collado

    I'm 20 and I listen to these type of songs

  80. Marilyn Cooper

    Beautiful love this song ❤️❤️🦢🦢🦢🌹🌹🌷🌷

  81. Mansur Khan

    Too good a song. .. Greetings from rajasthan state of India. ..

  82. Brigitte Heinig

    aahhh, so love that song and my man who fits so to this song, DLB :-)

  83. Lord Rou

    the One Of A Kind, always seem to die so early. such sadness.

  84. pete gerard

    Lots of praise for Nat but the song is the skeletal structure in which his spirit resides. A word of praise for the songwriter's talent.

  85. Serge Baron

    unmatchable situation
    .sorry. I just don't know what to tell you ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

  86. Dick Wilson

    The One And Only !!!!!!!

  87. Lem0nsquid

    is, is it christmas? oh wait, thats just Nat King Cole

  88. Thien Thien Lam

    nat always will be with us

  89. karda009

    This song is so good it drives me nuts!

  90. Donna Glick

    Nat King Cole is the only one that could ever sing like he did and there will never be another one like him!!!!Thank you for such a great music talent that I will always cherish in my life!!!!!

  91. Larry Cutler

    My wife's favorite song.....I used to play it for her and hold and rock her every night as she went to bed with a serious brain injury,,,,I lost her on June 22nd and will miss my best friend forever. I promised her before she passed that I will see her again in Heaven.....

    Sarah Davis

    Larry Cutler I'm so sorry for your loss. She must have felt so loved

    Larry Cutler

    Thanks Sarah ! I know people think you should move on, but I met her when she was 15 and was my whole life for 47 years of marriage at 21.

  92. Dale Chenoweth

    I saw Mom and Dad dancing to this song, once. And it was wonderful...thanks Nat for a lasting sweet memory!

  93. Foss

    da legend of music r.i.p grandpa this young generation gonns really know who u are wen i drop my upcomming album featuring you 💯 🎤🙏🏾

  94. James Jordan

    A song sung with feeling by the incomparable Nat King Cole. Never again.

  95. Linda Mcnicol

    I have listened to this song covered by so many artists who are very good singers, this is the best, his voice is so unique it just takes your breath away.

  96. warmassunnedcat