You've Got a Friend Lyrics

James Taylor


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 : 561 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

Cover Art

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