"Stand By Me" is a song by John Lennon, written by Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller/Ben E. King.
It's from his album Rock 'N' Roll (1975).
According to the documentary History of Rock 'n' Roll, Ben E. King had no intention of recording the song himself when he wrote it. King had written the song for The Drifters, who passed on the chance to record it. It was not until after the "Spanish Harlem" recording session that he had…
When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we see
No, I won't be afraid