As Tears Go By chords & lyrics

by The Rolling Stones

  • As Tears Go By was written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Andrew Oldham.
  • Recorded: IBC Studios, London on Oct 26, 1965
  • Released: Dec 18, 1965 (USA)
  • Album: December's Children (And Everybody's)
  • Music: Key of G Major in 4/4 time at 112 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: G, A7 C, D, D7, Em

As Tears Go By by The Rolling Stones

Intro: 4/4 |   G   |   A7   |   C   |   D   |  

  G          A7               C    D7
1. It is the eve-ning of the day 
  G           A7                   C    D7
   I sit and watch the child-ren  play
  C                D7          G            Em
   Smil-ing fa-ces I can see___ But not for me
  C                            D     D7
   I sit and watch as tears go by


  G            A7                C    D7
2. My ri-ches can't buy ev’-ry-thing
  G           A7                 C    D7
   I want to hear the child-ren sing
  C           D7             G                 Em
   All I hear is the sound___ Of rain fall-ing on the ground
  C                                D     D7 
   I sit and and watch as tears go by


Instr: |  G  |  A7  |  C  |  D7  |  G  |  A7  |  C  |  D7  |

       |  C  |  D7  |  G  |  Em  |  C  |  C   |  D  |  D7  |


  G          A7               C    D7
3. It is the eve-ning of the day 
  G           A7                  C    D7    
   I sit and watch the child-ren play
  C                D7          G               Em
   Doin’ things I used to do___ They think are new
  C                            D     D7
   I sit and watch as tears go by   


Outro: 
   |  G  |  A7  |  C  |  D7  |  G  |  A7  |  C  |  D7  |... fade out  

G Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

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