STAND BY ME LYRICS by BEN E. KING medley with Lean on Me by Bill Withers
With chords
C
Am
When the night has come and the land is dark
F
G
C
And the moon is the only light we see
C
Am
No, I won't be afraid, oh, I won't be afraid
F
G
C
Just as long as you stand, stand by me
C
Am
So darling, darling, stand by me, oh, stand by me
F
G
C
Oh, stand, stand by me, stand by me
C
Am
If the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall
F
G
C
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
C
Am
I won't cry, I won't cry, no, I won't shed a tear
F
G
C
Just as long as you stand, stand by me
C
Am
So darling, darling, stand by me, oh, stand by me
F
G
C
Oh, stand, stand by me, stand by me
(Instruments stop: Clap instead!)
You just call on me brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you'd understand
We all need somebody to lean on
C
C
Dm Em F
F Em Dm C
C G
Sometimes in our lives, We all have pain, We all have sorrow
C
F
C
G C
But if we are wise, We know that there's always tomorrow
C
F
Lean on me, when you're not strong,
C
G
And I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on
C
F
C
For it won't be long, 'Til I'm gonna need
G C
Somebody to lean on
C
C Dm Em F F Em Dm C
C G
Please swallow your pride if I have things you need to borrow
C
F
C
G C
For no one can fill those of your needs that you won't let show
(Instruments stop - Clap instead!)
You just call on me sister, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you'd understand
We all need somebody to lean on
C C Dm Em F F Em Dm C
If there is a load you have to bear
C G
That you can't carry
C C
Dm Em F
I'm right up the road
F Em Dm C
I'll share your load
G C
If you just call me
G
C (Repeat G C 16 x)
Call me (Repeat “Call me” 16 x)
(While Call me is sung, 2nd groups sings)
So darling, darling, stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand, stand by me, stand by me
Whenever you're in trouble
Won't you stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand, stand by me, stand by me