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FREE Campfire Singalong Songbook

20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan

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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.