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Watch the video and fill in the missing words. The images may help.

When the has

And the is dark

And the is the only light we'll

No I won't be ,

Oh I won't be afraid

Just as as you stand, stand by me


So darlin', darlin',

Stand me,

Oh stand by me

Oh stand, stand by me, stand by me


If the that we upon

Should tumble and

Or the   should crumble to the

I won't , I won't cry,

No, I won't shed a

Just as long as you stand, by me


And darlin', darlin',

Stand by me, oh stand by me

Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me

And darlin', darlin',

Stand by me, oh stand by me

Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me


Whenever you're in

Won't stand by me,

Oh stand by me

Oh stand by ….

Choose the correct forms of the verbs to complete the text about “Stand By Me”, then decide whether the statements are True or False.


"Stand by Me" is the title of a song by Ben E. King. The song by a traditional gospel song of the same name, originally by Charles A. Tindley in 1905, and by numerous artists. Since its release, there many cover versions of the song, though none the fame of the original.

According to the documentary History of Rock 'n' Roll, King no intention of recording the song himself when he it. King the song for The Drifters, who on the chance to record it. It was not until after the Spanish Harlem recording session that he had some studio time left over. The session's producers if he any more songs and King "Stand by Me" on the piano for them. They it and all the studio musicians back in to record it. If King recording his other songs early, "Stand by Me" may never .



1 There is a gospel which has the same title as this song. 

2 ‘Stand By Me’ has been recorded by lots of singers.   

3 The cover versions have been more famous than the original one. 

4 Ben E. King wrote the song for himself.  

5 The Drifters used to be a band.          

6 When the producers heard the song for the first time, they thought it was bad.

7 King recorded the song because it was the only song for him to record.








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