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Youve Got A Friend Chords
On The Acoustic

You've Got A Friend chords and lyrics page by James Taylor.

Here on my Youve Got A Friend chords section I'll give you some tips on playing this classic song, along with a free pdf downloadable chords and lyrics sheet and the chords listed below. As well, you can watch my partial acoustic interpretation of the song. There are also lyrics at the bottom of the page and a video here of James himself playing this song.

Youve Got A Friend Chords
Demo Lyrics & Pdf

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.

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.

Youve Got A Friend chords are as follows:

  • G
  • C
  • Gbm
  • B7
  • Am
  • D7
  • Dsus4
  • Bm
  • F
  • A7
  • Am7
  • Gmaj7
  • G6 (optional)

There isn't any picking break in this one to worry about.

You've Got A Friend Song
Free You've Got A Friend Chords & Lyrics Sheet
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You've Got A Friend Live - James Taylor In Concert


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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