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You’ve Got a Friend

Carole King, as performed by James Taylor (simplified)


Capo 2

 

Chord Guide

       12

Em:   022000

       213 4

B7:   x21202

        2 1

Am7:  x02010

           214

D7sus4: xx0213

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       134111

F#m7:  244222

       13121

Bm7:  x24232

         213

D7:   xx0212

        3    2

Gmaj7:  3x0002

         32  

Cmaj7:  x32000

        34 11

Csus4: x33011

        T 321

Fmaj7:  1x3210

          1 3

A7sus4: x02030

        1 3

A7:   x02020

 

 

 

 

Intro Riff

 

                    Em            B7                     Em (½)  B7 (½)       Em7 (½)
When you're down and troubled and you need a helping hand,
    Am7               D7sus4                 G
(2)
and nothing, oh, nothing is going right,
F#m7                       B7                    Em
(½)  B7 (½)         Em7 (½)
close your eyes and think of me and soon I     will be there
     Am7         Bm7                      D7sus4    D7
to brighten up even your darkest night.

Chorus 1:
                G          Gmaj7                      Cmaj7             Am7
You just call out my name,  and you know wherever I am,
              G      Gmaj7                 D7sus4
(2)
I'll come running to see you again.
   G                                       Gmaj7   Cmaj7                  Am7         
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,           all you got to do is call
           Cmaj7
(½ hold)  Bm7 (½ hold)     D7sus4 (hold)  
and I'll be there,     yeah, yeah, yeah.                You've got a friend.

 

Intro Riff

           Em   B7                           Em
(½)     B7 (½)  Em7 (½)

If the sky above you should turn dark and full of clouds,
             Am7         D7sus4                     G
(2)
and that old north wind should begin to blow,
F#m7                       B7            Em
(½)  B7 (½)      Em7 (½)
    keep your head together and call my name out loud.
     Am7         Bm7                      D7sus4    D7

Soon I'll be knocking upon your door.

 

Chorus 2:

                G          Gmaj7                      Cmaj7             Am7
You just call out my name,  and you know wherever I am,
              G      Gmaj7                 D7sus4
(2)
I'll come running to see you again.
   G                                       Gmaj7   Cmaj7                  Am7         
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,           all you got to do is call
           Cmaj7
(½ hold)  Bm7 (½ hold)     D7sus4 (hold)  
and I'll be there,     yeah, yeah, yeah.               


        C
(½)                     Csus4 (½)   C                   
Hey ain't it good to know that you've got a friend when
   G                        Gmaj7          C                  Fmaj7
people can be so cold.     They'll hurt you and desert you.
                  A7sus4                    A7
Well, they'll take your soul if you let them.
                     D7sus4         D7
(hold)
Oh yeah, but don't you let them.

                G          Gmaj7                      Cmaj7             Am7
You just call out my name,  and you know wherever I am,
              G      Gmaj7                 D7sus4
(2)
I'll come running to see you again.
   G                                       Gmaj7   Cmaj7                  Am7         
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,           all you got to do is call
           Cmaj7
(½ hold)  Bm7 (½ hold)     D7sus4 (hold)  
and I'll be there,         yes I will               


                      G    C                      G      C
You've got a friend.  You've got a friend.
                                                     G     
Ain't it good to know you've got a friend?
              C                                     G
Ain't it good to know you've got a friend?
         C                                    G
(hold)
Oh, yeah, yeah.  You've got a friend.


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.