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Stand By Me Chords

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C# G# E B F# C#
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             Stand By Me - Otis Redding (Originally Ben E. King)
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Tabbed by: niLse
Email: n1Ls3@hotmail.com

Tuning: standard
 
If you want to use this tab for playing along you could tune the guitar down 3 steps (to C#).

Otis version uses the Chords: A - F#m - D - E - A
But I think it's more comfortable to sing and play it when transcribed to:
C - Am - F - G - C

So here it is then.
Where I wrote the X's I usually just tap the strings with my right hand to resemble the 
in Otis' version. It's not required but I find it adds some character to the song. =)

    C                   Am                F         G         C
e|---X-0-------X-0-------X-0-----X-0-------X-1-------X-3-------X-0-------X-0-|
b|---X-1-------X-1-------X-1-----X-1-------X-1-------X-3-------X-1-------X-1-|
g|---X-0-------X-0-------X-2-----X-2-------X-2-------X-0-------X-0-------X-0-|
d|---X-2-------X-2-------X-2-----X-2-------X-3-------X-0-------X-2-------X-2-|
a|-3-X-3---2-3-X-3-3-2-0-X-0---0-X-0-0-----X-3---0---X-2---2-3-X-3---2-3-X-3-|
E|---X---3-----X---------X---3---X-----3-1-X-1-1---3-X-3-3-----X---3-----X---|

It's the same chords for the chorus as for the verse. Here's the lyrics with the chords 
it may or may not be of help to you.

[Verse]
          C                Am
When the night has come

And the land is dark
         F            G               C
And the moon is the only light we'll see
      C                     Am
No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
         F            G          C
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

[Chorus]
C                                              Am
And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now stand by me
        F     G             C
Oh now stand,   stand by me,   stand by me.

[Verse]
        C                     Am
If the sky that we look upon

Should tumble and fall
          F                G             C
And the mountains 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
And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now stand by me
        F     G             C
Oh now stand,   stand by me,   stand by me.

[Chorus]
C                                                              Am
Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me, oh now now stand by me
        F     G             C
Oh now stand,   stand by me,   stand by me.

C                                              Am
And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now stand by me
        F     G             C
Oh now stand,   stand by me,   stand by me. 
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davidchapa 10 Aug 30, 2013 10:18 PM

excellent. thanks

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