My Guitar Practice – “As Tears Go By” by The Rolling Stones

My electric-acoustic guitar
My electric-acoustic guitar “Ferdi”

This song is in my repertoire for learning to play the guitar. Today I am posting “As Tears Go By” which is appropriately easy to play for a beginner like me.

The set of the chords are major, the movements of the chord changing can be smoothly achieved. Now the only thing I should master is to change the chords more swiftly and dexterously so that I can keep the rhythm of the original version of the song.

I sing the song while playing the guitar, and I love it! The chords for this song are: G, A, C, D, and Em as shown with the lyrics below:

Let's Play it!
                          Let’s play it!

(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.

(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)

Keep on rollin’ because indeed practice makes perfect.

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