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Lyr ADD: As Tears Go By (The Rolling Stones)

53 15 Oct 01 - 09:55 PM
catspaw49 15 Oct 01 - 10:06 PM
Allan C. 15 Oct 01 - 10:07 PM
IvanB 15 Oct 01 - 10:10 PM
mmm1a 15 Oct 01 - 10:19 PM
Allan C. 15 Oct 01 - 10:20 PM
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Steve Parkes 16 Oct 01 - 06:37 AM
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Subject: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: 53
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 09:55 PM

would this song be considered a folk song by you mudcatters?


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 10:06 PM

No...not yet, but here's the words. Good song. And it has a "folk-like" sound of course which is probably why you asked.(:<))

Click

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: Allan C.
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 10:07 PM

If you say it is, 53, that's good enough for me. I really don't give a rat's ass as to what the lineage of a song is or the label people like to put on it if I really like where it takes me. This, from one who has a deep and abiding respect for songs that have great, long histories, may seem to be a divergence from the straight and narrow. But that is not a path I have ever followed very well anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: IvanB
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 10:10 PM

Is this the song that starts 'It is the evening of the day?' If so, though I don't know the Stones' version, I first heard it by a 'folksy' sounding female singer, so I'd probably consider it as much folk as any contemporary singer/songwriter song.


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: mmm1a
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 10:19 PM

The female singer you are referring to is Marianne Faithful. She was either Brian Jones girlfriend or Mick Jagger's . Sorry can't remember which. I always liked her version better then the stone's. mmm


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: Allan C.
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 10:20 PM

Ivan, it was Marianne Faithfull in 1965. I believe the song was given to her as a gift by the Stones if I remember the story right.


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 10:24 PM

Right on ALL counts Allan! Both posts.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: 53
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 10:34 PM

she was mick jagger's girlfriend


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 06:37 AM

And it wasn't true about the Mars bars, so it's a non-fattening song.

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 12:50 PM

She was EVERYBODY's girlfriend back then, I agree though her version of the song was the best. I keep meaning to take it to my local Folk Club as the "Song of the Month" So I think it's folky enough. There again if you look in my record collection by quantity, #1 Steeleye Span #2 Rolling Stones. If you have singer songwriter types where you play, WHY could you not sing this song. JohnB


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 12:50 PM

I thought that she was EVERYBODY's girlfriend back then, I agree though her version of the song was the best. I keep meaning to take it to my local Folk Club as the "Song of the Month" So I think it's folky enough. There again if you look in my record collection by quantity, #1 Steeleye Span #2 Rolling Stones. If you have singer songwriter types where you play, WHY could you not sing this song. JohnB


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: mousethief
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 01:05 PM

I kinda like the Stones' version. It's so very different from so many of their other songs: violins and all. Who'da thunk? For that reason alone I like it, and the words are excellent as well (I'm having a hard time placing the tune for the 3rd verse... anybody got a wav or mp3 or midi?)

Alex


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Subject: Lyr Add: AS TEARS GO BY (Rolling Stones)
From: Genie
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 12:45 AM

AS TEARS GO BY
Words and music by Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, & Andrew Loog Oldham
As recorded by The Rolling Stones on "December's Children (And Everybody's)", 1965.

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 ev'rything.
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,
Doin' things I used to do, they think are new.
I sit and watch as tears go by.


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: mkebenn
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 08:05 AM

S**T!, I've ALWAYS sung that second to last line as "and think of you", wrong for 35yrs, again. Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 11:04 AM

An absolutely GREAT, classic song that certainly deserves to be called a folksong, whether or not it fits the technical definition of one.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: M.Ted
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 02:02 PM

This song was one of the "folkie" standards back in the late sixties early seventies--meaning that it was a song that everyone with a guitar seemed to know and like, and could play--I certainly remember playing it a lot--Judging by the signs, it's been around for nearly two generations, its origins are begining to be obscured, and there are even variants of the lyrics, so it has a lot of the qualities of a folk or traditional song--

We ought to make a list of songs like this--


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: 53
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 10:15 PM

i believe they used a 12 string on that one.


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: 53
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 07:24 PM

brion jones was still alive when they did this song.


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: Bernard
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 05:59 AM

...and he was spelt correctly!! ;o)

The line between 'pop' and 'folk' music is vague... probably because what we now call 'folk' was the 'pop' music of its time.

I perform traditional folk, music hall, and Stones, Beatles, Mamas & Papas, the list goes on. Sticking a label on a song isn't the criterion - whether it can stand the test of time is much more reliable.

Last night at the Railway Singers' Night, Julie and I sang 'In My Life' (Lennon/McCartney), and it was well received. Earlier in the evening I had sung the Golden Vanity (Child), and John (GeordieBroon) sang 'John Barleycorn' (which he sang on Mudcat radio), and various others had sung songs from a wide variety of sources...

So 'As Tears Go By' is a valid song simply because it was written well enough for people to still want to sing it thirty-odd years after it was written.


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: Trevor
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 08:28 AM

Did you see Marianne on Abfab the other week. She's metamorphed into Diana Dors!


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: LR Mole
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 08:42 AM

Where I was, when the Marianne Faithfull version came out, there was a rumor that it had something to do with Jackie Kennedy: the children playing, "my riches", etc. Does anyone else remember anything like that?


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Subject: RE: BS: as tears go by: the rolling stones
From: 53
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 10:54 PM

it's just a good song, one of which mick jagger sings in key.


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: As Tears Go By (The Rolling Stones)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Aug 21 - 02:16 AM

Here's a 2013 performance by the Stones don't know who the female singer is. I think I prefer Marianne Faithfull's performance, but here's the Stones:
Here's the Marianne Faithfull performance:


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: As Tears Go By (The Rolling Stones)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 08 Aug 21 - 02:39 AM

Joe, that's Taylor Swift, and she's singing flat on that take.


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: As Tears Go By (The Rolling Stones)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Aug 21 - 04:04 AM

Taylor Swift? Yup. She sounds a little better on this one. Same performance, different mix.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O52TbIbCEKo


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: As Tears Go By (The Rolling Stones)
From: Mooh
Date: 10 Aug 21 - 03:33 PM

Regarding the Swift performance, a student asked me if they could learn her new song, As Tears Go By, but had no notion at all of the origins, they'd never heard of The Rolling Stones.

To be fair, when I first heard Kill The Wabbit I had no notion of Richard Wagner.


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