James Taylor - You've Got a Friend Lyrics

James Taylor Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon cover art
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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

If the sky above you
Should turn dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind should begin to blow
Keep you head together
And call my name out loud now
Soon you'll hear me knocking at you door

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

Ain't it good to know that you've got a friend
When people can be so cold
They'll hurt you, and desert you
And take your soul if you let them, oh yeah, don't you let 'em now

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again, oh baby, don't you know
Winter, spring, summer or fall
Hey now, all you have to do is call
And I'll be there, yes I will
You've got a friend
You've got a friend, yeah

Ain't it good to know you've got a friend
Ain't it good to know you've got a friend

Oh, ye yeah, 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 : 1543 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