I doubt if there's ever been a stranger song that's been recorded by so many disparate artists. The song was written by Eden Ahbez and originally made famous by Nat King Cole (the REAL King) in 1948. It's a moody little piece with quirky changes, but there is something about it that has caught the eye of all the following artists. And this list is by no means complete:
And while we spoke of many things
Fools and kings
This he said to me:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love
And be loved in return"