As Tears Go By
The Rolling Stones

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. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1966
  • from The Rolling Stones album December's Children (And Everybody's) (1965)
  • written by Mick Jagger, Andrew Loog Oldham, Keith Richard
  • producer Andrew Loog Oldham received a co-writing credit on the composition from his idea of changing the original lyric "as time goes by" to "as tears go by"
  • produced by Andrew Loog Oldham
  • engineered by Glyn Johns
  • recorded October 26, 1965 at IBC Studios, London, England
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