LYRIC

[Verse 1]
It is the evening of the day
I sit and watch the children play
Smiling faces I can see
But not for me
I sit and watch
As tears go by

[Verse 2]
My riches can't buy everything
I want to hear the children sing
All I hear is the sound
Of rain falling on the ground
I sit and watch
As tears go by
[Instrumental Break]

[Verse 1]
It is the evening of the day
I sit and watch the children play
Doing things I used to do
They think are new
I sit and watch
As tears go by

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About "As Tears Go By"

The song was first recorded by Marianne Faithfull in 1964, making to the UK Top Ten.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of21WYW5t5g

The Rolling Stones recorded the song for in 1965 for their album December’s Children (And Everybody’s) with a different arrangement. It is believed that the Oboe led arrangement came as an answer to the Beatles' huge ballad “Yesterday” that came out earlier in 1965.

This was the first song Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote together after producer Andrew Loog Oldham locked them in a kitchen until they had written something.

As Tears Go By Track info

12 String Acoustic Guitar Keith Richards
Vocals Mick Jagger

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