As Tears Go By
Marianne Faithfull
Faithfull Marianne 1965 As Tears Go By 45

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

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965
  • peaked at No. 9 on the UK Singles chart in 1964
  • from the album Marianne Faithfull (1965)
  • this debut single from Faithfull became her biggest hit as well
  • Faithfull was 17 years old when she recorded the song
  • The Rolling Stones released their version of the song one year later - it peaked at No. 6 on the Hot 100
  • written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Andrew Loog Oldham
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