You've Got a Friend Song Lyrics

James Taylor

James Taylor Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon cover art
sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

When you're down and troubled
And you need a helping hand
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running, oh yeah baby, to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you've got to do is call
And I'll be there, ye, ye, ye
You've got a friend

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Love Has Brought Me Around
  • 2 You've Got a Friend
  • 3 Places in My Past
  • 4 Riding on a Railroad
  • 5 Soldiers
  • 6 Mud Slide Slim
  • 7 Hey Mister, That's Me Up on the Jukebox
  • 8 You Can Close Your Eyes
  • 9 Machine Gun Kelly
  • 10 Long Ago and Far Away
  • 11 Let Me Ride
  • 12 Highway Song
  • 13 Isn't It Nice to Be Home Again


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Carole King
    album: Track 2 in album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon
    release date: 1971-4
    popularity : 1501 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock/Soft Rock
    length: 4:30
    background vocals: James Taylor and Joni Mitchell
    acoustic guitar: James Taylor
    bass guitar: Leland Sklar
    congas & acoustic guitar: Danny Kortchmar
    drums & congas & afuche / cabasa: Russ Kunkel
    composer: Carole King
    lyricist: Carole King

    Album Information

    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin