Youve Got A Friend
Chords And Lyrics 
For The Acoustic

Youve Got A Friend Chords And Lyrics By James Taylor

Welcome to my Youve Got A Friend chords and lyrics song page by James Taylor where you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link for a full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf sheet you can download and some rhythm tips.

This is a Carole King song and not one of James Taylor's songs, but he recorded it back in the 1970s and probably has the best known version. Played with a capo on the 2nd fret.

Youve Got A Friend
Chords And Lyrics
Demo, Tips & Pdf

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret = original key
  • Rhythm = you can arpeggio down two notes, then an up down two more notes , then up down up strum and repeat or just strum and forget the arpeggio. That pattern would be down down up down down up down up
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, C, Gbm, B7, Am, D7, Dsus4, Bm, F, A7, Am7, Gmaj7,  and a G6 (optional)

Youve Got A Friend Lyrics

When you're down - and troubled - And you need a helping hand
And nothing, oh 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 have to do is call
And I'll be there ------ 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 your head together - And call my name out loud
Soon I'll be knocking upon your 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 - All you have to do is call
And I'll be there, yes, I will

Now, 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 but don't you let them

You just call out my name - And you know wherever I am
I'll come running --- to see you again --- oh baby
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 - Ain't it good to know you've got a friend?
Ain't it good to know - You've got a friend? - Oh yeah now, you've got a friend

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