Ben E. King - Stand By Me

Updated: Jan 2


Cover for Ben E King's song Stand By Me

Below are the lyrics and chords for the classic song "Stand By Me," by Ben E. King. I've written this for Capo 2 so that beginner students can play the song using easier key-of-G shapes. Just four chords are needed. If you prefer, you can play without a capo but use these chords: A F#m D E.


To strum the song, you can use what I call the "Everyday Strum." This strum pattern works for just about any song in 4/4 time. So when in doubt try this strum: d . d U . U d U -- (d is for down, U is for Up).


Ben E King - Stand By Me - Capo 2
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BEN E. KING - STAND BY ME


CAPO 2


INTRO:

G Em C D G

VERSE 1:

G

When the night has come

Em

And the land is dark

C D G

And the moon is the only light we'll see

G

No, I won't be afraid

Em

No, I won't be afraid

C D G

Just as long as you stand, stand by me

CHORUS:

G

So, darling, darling, stand by me

Em

Oh, stand by me

C D

Oh, stand

stand by me

G

stand by me

VERSE 2: G If the sky that we look upon Em Should tumble and fall C D G Or the mountain should crumble to the sea, G I won't cry, I won't cry, Em No, I won't shed a tear C D G Just as long as you stand, stand by me repeat CHORUS SOLO over Verse repeat CHORUS



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