Ben E King - Stand By Me Acoustic tab

Here is a fun way to play this classic that incorporates the guitar strumming along with 
bass line that
goes throughout the song. It works great
when playing an acoustic by yourself. enjoy...


C Am Fe----------0-0--0-------0-0--0----------0-0--0-----0-0--0-------1-1--1-----|b----------1-1--1-------1-1--1----------1-1--1-----1-1--1-------1-1--1-----|g----------0-0--0-------0-0--0----------2-2--2-----2-2--2-------2-2--2-----|d----------2-2--2-------2-2--2----------2-2--2-----2-2--2-------3-3--3-----|a----2-3---3-3--3--2-3--3-3--3--3-2-0---0-0--0--0--0-0--0-0-----3-3--3---0-|E---3-------------3---------------------------3*-----------3-1--1-1--1--1--|
G Ce---3-3-3---------0-0--0---------0-0--0--|b---0-0-0---------1-1--1---------1-1--1--|g---0-0-0---------0-0--0---------0-0--0--|d---0-0-0---------2-2--2---------2-2--2--|a---2-2-2----2-3--3-3--3----2-3--3-3--3--|E-3-3-3-3--3--------------3--------------|
That progression repeats for the duration of the song. Its simple yet effective and a of fun to play/sing. The chords can be strummed as shown, picked, or both however you see fit. The timing is the main aspect. Mix it up. Have fun with it... Lyrics: C When the night has come Am And the land is dark F G C And the moon is the only light we'll see No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid Just as long as you stand, stand by me And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now stand by me Stand by me, stand by me If the sky that we look upon Should tumble and fall And the mountains 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 darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me Stand by me, stand by me, stand by me-e, yeah Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me, oh now now stand by me Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me Darlin', darlin', stand by me-e, stand by me Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me *i fret this note with my pinky so i can keep holding the Am. Happy picking -eeaaabbeemmn
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