This song was written by Jackie DeShannon for Marianne Faithfull. The singer's manager Tony Calder told Mojo magazine September 2008 that the liaison with DeShannon happened in an unorthodox manner when he was in Los Angeles with Jimmy Page. He explained: "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?'" The songwriter came up with this song plus with Page an album track, "In My Time of Sorrow."
Despite the song's lyric being fairly ambiguous, it was generally interpreted as an invitation to stay the night and sleep together. The subject matter is reasonably innocuous by today's standards, however it was deemed controversially racy back in 1965.
Jackie DeShannon recorded this herself on her 1968 album Laurel Canyon.
Jennifur Sun from RamonaHave often wondered who played on her recordings; by some chance did any of the Stones? Would love to know. Thanks.
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 7th 1965, Marianne Faithfull performed "Come and Stay With Me" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!'... Five months earlier on February 21st, 1965 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100chart at position #93; and on April 11th, 1965 it peaked at #26 (for 1 week) and spent 9 weeks on the Top 100... From November of 1964 to December of 1965 she had five Top 100 records; her biggest hit was "As Tears Go By", which peaked at #22 (for 1 week) on January 3rd, 1965... R.I.P. Jimmy O'Neill (Shindig's host, 1940 - 2013) and Ms. Faithfull will celebrated her 68th birthday this coming December 29th, 2014.