Stand By Me Guitar Lesson 
By Mickey Gilley

Welcome to my Stand By Me Guitar Lesson which is free here on this page.

This song made many millions of dollars in royalities alone for the writers Ben E King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

Ben E King had this song on the charts twice. Once in 1961 when it reached #1 and again in the 1980's when it reached #9. John Lennon covered the song in 1975 and Mickey Gilley did his version in 1980. 

Below is a live performance of the song by Mickey Gilley in Branson Mo. He is 85 years old as of 2021.

Stand By Me Guitar Lesson
 Lyrics & Chords In Pdf

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm =  a root down up down up root up down up and repeat. A few instances near the end of the verse where you transition into the chorus you can chop it with some downstrokes on the Dsus, G and A7 chords as you'll see in the demo portion
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, Bm, G, A7 (or A), Dsus (optional)

Stand By Me Lyrics


When the night - has come - And the land - is dark
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 by me

Darlin', stand - by me, won't you stand - by me
If you're in need - won't you stand - by me

If the sky - that we look upon - Should ever crumble and fall
And the mountains - should fall - to the sea
No I won't - be afraid no I won't - shed a tear
Just as long - just as long as you stand by me

Darlin', stand - by me, won't you stand - by me
If you're in need - won't you stand - stand by me

Darlin' stand - by me - won't you stand - by me
If you're in need - won't you stand - by me

Darlin' stand - by me - won't you stand - by me
If you're in need - won't you stand - by me

Thanks for dropping by this Stand By Me Guitar Lesson page and I hope this page was helpful.

Mickey Gilley Official Website

Mickey Gilley Stand By Me Live In Branson



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