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Stand By Me in G
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Stand By Me was originally written in 1960 by Ben E. King, with assistance from Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller. The song was originally intended for the group The Drifters, but when they passed on it, King recorded it himself. The distinctive bass line that became the instantly recognizable signature of the song was added by Mike Stoller.

King based the song around the psalm, "I will not fear, though the Earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea."

There have been over 400 recorded versions of the song, performed by many artists. It was featured on the soundtrack of the 1986 film Stand by Me, and a corresponding music video was released to promote the film.

In this arrangement the top line is meant to be sung. The second verse lyrics were added by me (Rick H.)

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