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A  Gbm  D  E   A

When the night has come
And the land is dark
        D           E                A
And the moon is the only light we'll see
A                          Gbm
No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
        D           E               A
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

A                                             Gbm
And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now stand by me
D            E        A
Stand by me, stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
        D                E              A
And the mountains should crumble to the sea
A                              Gbm
I won't cry, I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear
D                          E        A
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

A                                             Gbm
And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now stand by me
D            E        A
Stand by me, stand by me

A                                             Gbm
And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now stand by me
D            E        A
Stand by me, stand by me
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  1. Just a Person

    Replacing G with G7 sounds better.
    Also, strumming pattern is DDUUDU.

  2. soysoftie

    replacing E with E7 sounds quite nice,,


    ACTUALLY the last verse is supposed to say: whenever your in trouble wont you stand by me.

  4. This song sounds so good on the ukulele!!!?
    This site helps so much!!!!!!!!!!!?

  5. love this song!! this site helps so much!!?

  6. EmmaRobyn137

    This is more a note for me than anyone else, but if you can understand it, this is a simple version of the riff for the start of the song.

    E – 045X5045X5542X202X220XXXXX20X0X045X5X045X5

  7. Strumming please! D:

  8. For the E chord you can play 1×02 (x = mute)

  9. Grace L Oliva

    I recommend transposing to +3 it is much easier and sounds better(in my opinion).
    have fun playing this amazing song that we are so blessed to have! What do people do for the strumming pattern? I made up my own to go with the song.

  10. On the E string you can do 3788 2x
    8755 355 3511 1533 and it will sound like the beginning part of the song

  11. +3 is easier and brighter

    • DarkSummerDay

      I agree! Justinguitar’s tutorial also has G7 for over the bit where it goes “so darling, darling “. ?

  12. Jeffree White

    F#m should be used, not Gbm. A is a sharp key; flats are not used. It’s important to think in keys. And to those who do, this is problematic to read. Please correct.


    I play it with my pointer finger on first fret G string, my middle finger on fourth fret A string, and my ring finger on fourth fret C string. It’s a bit hard at first but if you practice transitioning between E and other chords, you’ll get it in no time. If you don’t know the strings, look up a ukulele string chart.

  14. Thaks a lot, nice

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