Thursday, January 01, 2009

Charles A. Tindley to Elvis Presley to Ben E. King, and around the world with "Stand By Me"


Playing For Change: Song Around the World | Stand By Me from Concord Music Group on Vimeo


inspired by the gospel song "Stand By Me" by Charles A. Tindley


written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller


produced by Bono


as performed by, in order of appearance
          Roger Ridley, Santa Monica, California
          Grandpa Elliott, New Orleans, Louisiana
          Washboard Chaz, New Orleans, Louisiana
          Clarence Bekker, Amsterdam, Netherlands
          Twin Eagle Drum Group, Zuni, New Mexico
          François Viguié, Toulouse, France
          Cesar Pope, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
          Dimitri Dolganov, Moscow, Russia
          Roberto Luti, New Orleans, Louisiana
          Geraldo & Dionisio, Caracas, Venezuela
          Junior Kissangwa Mbouta, The Congo
          Pokei Klaas, Guguletu, South Africa
          Django Degen, Barcelona, Spain
          Sinamuva, Umlazi, South Africa
          Vusi Mahlasela, Mamelodi, South Africa
          Stefano Tomaselli, Pisa, Italy


Stand By Me


          This songs says no matter who you are,
          no matter where you go in your life
          at some point you going to need somebody
          to stand by you



Oh yeah, oh my darlin' stand by me
No matter who you are
No matter where you go in life
You going need somebody to stand by you
No matter how much money you got
Or the friends you got
You going need somebody to stand by you

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And that moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid, no I won't shed one tear
Just as long as you people come and stand by me

And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand, stand, stand by me,
Come on stand by me, stand by me

When the sky that we look upon
When she tumble and fall
Or the mountains, they just tumble into 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

So darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me
Please stand, stand by me, stand by me
And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me
Please stand, stand by me, stand by me, oh baby, baby

So darlin', darlin', stand sa-la-na-mi[*], oh stand sa-la-na-mi
Oh stand, oh stand, stand, stand by me, come on stand by me
Stand, sa-la-na-mi, oh won't you stand, sa-la-na-mi
Oh stand, sa-la-na-mi, stand by me, stand by me, come on stand by me

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And that moon is the only light we'll see
I won't be afraid, sa-la-na-mi , I won't be afraid
Not as long, not as long as you stand by me



[*sa-la-na-mi: that's what I'm hearing, sa-la-na-mi, but wonder if it is a word or exclamation, that is not English, but meaningful in another language.]



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as written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller


and performed by Ben E. King



Stand By Me


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, oh I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

So darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand, stand by me, stand by me

If the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall
Or 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
Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me

Darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me

Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me
Oh stand by me, oh stand now



~~~~~






words and music by Charles A. Tindley


as performed by Elvis Presley



Stand by Me


When the storms of life are raging
Stand by me (stand by me)
When the storms of life are raging
Stand by me (stand by me)

When the world is tossing me
Like a ship out on the sea
Thou Who rulest wind and water
Stand by me (stand by me)

When I’m growing old and feeble
Stand by me (stand by me)
When I’m growing old and feeble
Stand by me (stand by me)

When I do the best I can
And my friends misunderstand
Thou who never lost a battle
Stand by me (stand by me)

Thou who never lost a battle
Stand by me (stand by me)



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by Rev. Dr. Charles Albert Tindley


Stand by Me



When the storms of life are raging, stand by me;
When the storms of life are raging, stand by me.
When the world is tossing me like a ship upon the sea,
Lord who rules the wind and water, stand by me.

In the midst of tribulation, stand by me;
In the midst of tribulation, stand by me.
When the host of hell assail and my strength begins to fail,
Lord who never lost a battle stand by me.

In the midst of faults and failures stand by me;
In the midst of faults and failures stand by me.
When I've done the best I can and my friends misunderstand,
Lord who knows all about me, stand by me.

In the midst of persecution, stand by me;
In the midst of persecution, stand by me.
When my foes in war array undertake to stop my way,
Lord who saved Paul and Silas, stand by me.

When I'm growing old and feeble, stand by me,
When I'm growing old and feeble, stand by me.
When my life becomes a burden and I'm nearing chilly Jordan,
Lord the lily of the valley, stand by me.



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1 Comments:

Blogger جبهة التهييس الشعبية said...

Israel is occupying Palestinian lands, and instead of conforming to the security council's resolution and retreat from Palestinian occupied lands, it brings settlers, women and children, and build settlements on the occupied lands to impose new reality defying the international law. Hamas is rocketing Israelis occupying the occupied lands, which is a legitimate resistance according to the international law. Israel, instead of stopping building settlements in occupied lands, and retreating from the occupied lands, they make a massacre to erase Gaza from the map. After all this, Hamas is considered terrorists! and Israel is defending itself. Hamas is hiding among civilians and Israel is protecting its citizens! What kind of logic is this? Hamas is not hiding among anybody, hamas are the natives, they belong to Gaza, its their land, they are the dwellers, the owners, if they leave Gaza, where do they go? well I know if settlers leave Gaza where will they go, they will be conforming to UN resolution. So who is hiding among civilians here? who is occupying the other? is it Palestinians who are occupying Israel or Israel is occupying Palestine? Is there any justice in this world?
Levni says “we don’t have any problems with Palestinians our problem is with hamas”, in other words, “we want to occupy Palestinian lands and siege Palestinians, if they accept then we don’t have any problem with them, we only have problems with those who refuse to be occupied or to be in siege”
I hope you are enjoying the inevitable bloodshed of children.
If this coward operation weakens hamas it is going to weaken them in favour of al-qaeda.
Let me explain more, among the alleged “terrorist” groups, Hamas and Hizbollah are considered moderate, or even retreating, because they are concerned with national liberation, that is: liberating only my country from the occupier. As Nassrallah said: freeing Palestine is the Palestinian business, we support them with moral solidarity, but we are Lebanese, freeing Lebanese territories is our only business.
That is what is called national liberation movement.
While al-qaeda members believe in international liberation, that is to say: we are not going to be able to free our territories unless we destroy the imperialist system. We belong to the world and we have to liberate the world from such a system. (you know they are closer to Bush’s pattern of thinking – democratizing the world or freeing the world)
So when Israel commits such a massacre for babies and children and women, and the “civilized” world find excuses for Israel, and blame the victim instead of blaming the aggressor, the new generation will grow to believe that it is really not a problem of Israeli occupation, it is a problem of international imperialist system which backs Israel. By now, I know some youth who started to say: it seems that bin Laden was right, our battle is not on our lands, we are not allowed to free our lands because of the accomplice of the world.
Again, when people are occupied what usually they do? What did French do when they were occupied by the Nazi? What did George Washington do when he was leading the independence war? What did Churchill do when he was facing Germany? What usually people do to liberate their occupied lands?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkZ-gCPbRYM&feature=channel_page

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