Come and Stay with Me

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"Come and Stay with Me"
Single by Marianne Faithfull
B-side"What Have I Done Wrong?"
Format7" single
Songwriter(s)Jackie DeShannon
Producer(s)Andrew Loog Oldham
Marianne Faithfull singles chronology
"Blowin' in the Wind"
"Come and Stay with Me"
"This Little Bird"

"Come and Stay with Me" is a pop song, written by Jackie DeShannon in 1965 for the British singer Marianne Faithfull. It became one of her biggest hits, peaking #4 at United Kingdom.[1]


Faithfull's former manager Tony Calder told Mojo magazine in September 2008 that the song was written in Los Angeles, where he was with Jimmy Page who had an affair with DeShannon: "One night I couldn't get into our hotel room because Jimmy and Jackie DeShannon were shagging. So I yelled, 'When you've finished could you write a song for Marianne?'"[2] DeShannon came up with this song plus with Page an album track, "In My Time of Sorrow."


Chart (1965) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 26
UK Singles Chart 4
Australia Kent Music Report 6 [3]
Ireland IRMA 6 [3]
French Singles Chart 43

Other versions[edit]

  • Cher recorded a cover version of the song for her 1965 debut solo album All I Really Want to Do.
  • German-American singer Katja Holländer, daughter of composer Friedrich Hollaender, recorded the song with German lyrics as "Immer wenn ich deinen Namen hör'" for her 1966 album Hallo, Katja! (Germany only).
  • Jackie DeShannon recorded the song herself on her 1968 album Laurel Canyon.


  1. ^ "MARIANNE FAITHFULL | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  2. ^ "Come and Stay with Me by Marianne Faithfull Songfacts". Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  3. ^ a b "Billboard Magazine, May 1, 1965". Billboard.