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Stand By Me (Fingerstyle) - Ben E. King
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Arranged By: LickN'Riff (Key C)







Intro to chorus:                    Chorus end:
---------------                     ----------

e|-----5-3-8-7-|--5--|             e|-------0-----|
B|-------------|-----|             B|---------3-1-|
G|-------------|-----|to 2nd Bar   G|-------------| X2
D|-------------|-----|             D|-------------|
A|---2-3-------|--3--|             A|---2-3---3---|
E|-3-------8---|-----|             E|-3-----------|


         C         C            Am          Am
When the night has come and the land is dark
        F             G              C      C
And the moon is the only light we'll see
     C         C            Am              Am
No I won't be afraid oh I won't be afraid
        F                G           C      C
Just as long as you stand stand by me        So darling darling 


C        C      Am            Am
Stand by me oh stand by me
   F     G        C           C
Oh stand stand by me stand by me


If the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won't cry I won't cry no I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand stand by me      And darling darling 


Stand by me oh stand by me
Oh stand now stand by me stand by me

Solo: 1 Verse
                                            So darling darling 


Stand by me oh stand by me
Oh stand now stand by me stand by me
                          Whenever you're in trouble would you


Stand by me oh stand by me
Oh would stand now oh stand stand by me

Repeat the Chorus till end!
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Song Info  Stand By Me (Fingerstyle) - Ben E. King
Stand By Me (Fingerstyle) - Ben E. King
This version of the song is arranged By: Lick'NRiff

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"Stand by Me" is a song originally performed by American singer-songwriter Ben E. King, written by King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. According to King, the title is derived and was inspired by a spiritual composition by Sam Cooke called "Stand by Me Father" (although Mike Stoller has stated differently).

There have been over 400 recorded versions of the song performed by many artists. It has been featured on the soundtrack of the 1986 film Stand by Me. A music video was also released to promote the film.

In 2015, King's original version was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant", just under five weeks before his death. Later in the year the 2015 line up of the Drifters recorded it in tribute to him.

Ben E. King Original Version: Stand by Me (Key A)

Source: Lick'N'Riff

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Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 10/9/2017
Updated: 6/2/2019
Tab By: willc
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Genre: Rock
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