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/ The Rolling Stones / December's Children (And Everybody's) (1965) / As Tears Go By guitar tab

G                 Am                 C

                  It is the evening      of the        day

          D                 G               Am                 C

                    I sit and watch     the children   play

          D                 C               Am                G

                   Smiling faces      I can see,           but not

         E                  C                C                D

   for me                   I sit and watch             as tears go by



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 ever 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 they are new
I sit and watch as tears go by
Mm mm mm...

 AS TEARS GO BY  by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Andrew Oldham

This is my tribute to all the crazy people, who sit night upon
night and transcribe songs for all the stupid people like me,
who not be able to find the chords for all the great songs.

I added this transcription, because in this archive I did not find
a finger style to play the song. I think it's absolutely
scandalous ;-) to play the song without picking the notes.
I play this song without any septime chord. It sounds great too.
Each time I play the song, it sounds a little bit different, because
I finger with the chords around. It means, that I play all the notes that
available for the current chord. Sometimes I added a g-note on the e-string
to the D-chord [Dsus4], sometimes I played the e-note on the E-string instead of the
e-note on the D-string. Things I ever do is the bridge [Em]-[Em7]-[C] and the
finger style at the D-chord. This sounds great and if you heard it you won't miss it.
The finger style at the D-chord supports also the melody.
The chords in brackets are "only" interim chords, but it gives the song its own character.

Try to find your own style - it is allways the
better way to play a song in your own style than to make just a (bad) copy of it.

The chords are very simple: [G]  [A]  [C]  [D]

Here is the stuff:
The intro is the same as the verse. Play it two times!

Repeat the following part two times (of course with the correct lyrics ;-))

         It is the        evening of the    da-----------

  G                       A                C


 D        [Dsus2] D


after second repeat switch to the following

    smiling faces  I can se-----e      but not for      me
 C                 D      [Dsus4]D     G               Em       [Em7]


  I  sit   and    watch as tears go    by
 C                                     D      [Dsus4]D[Dsus4]


  [G]  [A]  [C]  [D]

[G] It is the [A] evening of the [C] day.  [D]

[G] I sit and [A] watch the children [C] play.  [D]

[C] Smiling faces [D] I can see, [G] but not for [Em] me.

[C] I sit and watch as tears [Em] go [D] by.

[G] My riches [A] can't buy every[C]thing.  [D]

[G] I want to [A] hear the children [C] sing.  [D]

[C] All I hear [D] is the sound [G] of rain falling [Em] on the ground.

[C] I sit and watch as tears [Em] go [D] by.

  Solo (the same as the intro)

[G] It is the [A] evening of the [C] day.  [D]

[G] I sit and [A] watch the children [C] play.  [D]

[C] Doing things I [D] used to do [G] they think are [Em] new.

[C] I sit and watch as tears [Em] go [D] by.

  [G]  [A]  [C]  [D]

  [G]  [A]  [C]  [D]

Have fun

Thomas Bernard, Frankfurt/Main

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1974 It's Only Rock 'N Roll
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1972 Exile on Main St.
1971 Sticky Fingers
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1968 Beggars Banquet
1967 Their Satanic Majesties Request
1967 Flowers
1967 Between the Buttons
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1965 December's Children (And Everybody's)
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