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, 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
Writer/s: Ben King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Publisher: Songtrust Ave, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Barry from Sauquoit, NyJust an added fact to the post below; "Stand By Me" was the second of six straight #1 records by Mickey on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart, plus it peaked at #3 on the Canadian RPM Country Singles chart.
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 5th 1980, the movie "Urban Cowboy" had its world premier in Houston, Texas; the next day it opened in theaters across the U.S.A. One month earlier on May 11th "Stand By Me" by Mickey Gilley would enter Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #85; and on July 27th it peaked at #22 (for 3 weeks) and spent 18 weeks on the Top 100... And on August 3rd it reached #1 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart... Three other songs featured in the movie would also make the Top 100; "Lookin' For Love" by Johnny Lee (#5), "Love The World Away" by Kenny Rogers (#14), and "All Night Long" by Joe Walsh (#19; and it also entered the Top 100 on the same day as "Stand By Me")... Mr. Gilley celebrated his 78th birthday three months ago on March 9th, 2014.