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December 03, 2011

Marianne Faithfull - As Tears Go By (1964)

In the 1960s, this singer was known for her beautiful soft voice. In 1966 she started a highly publicized relationship with Mick Jagger and co-wrote “Sister Morphine” for The Rolling Stones. By 1970, the couple had split and any memory of her pop career was consumed by her new highly publicized battle with drugs. Having a library of songs written about her by top artists of the time, including the one found here, she has a life that cannot be summarized in this space.

This song, her first major hit, was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and featured Jimmy Page as a session musician. The Rolling Stones covered a successful version of it a year later in 1965. It’s a wonderful example of what a talented voice this singer had before her long battle with drugs, after which her voice took on a raspy and more gravelly nature.

Marianne Faithfull - As Tears Go By

Marianne Faithfull - As Tears Go By (1964)

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Lyrics:

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

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

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

Hmm…

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