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You've Got A Friend

(Carole King)

Lead vocals : Michael Jackson
Arranged by The Corporation & Gene Page
Produced by The Corporation & Hal Davis

Recorded 1971 at the Motown Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California.

Versions

Got To Be There

Album Version (from "Got To Be There")

4:45

Slightly different instrumentation (from "The Original Soul Of Michael Jackson")

4:37
     

Original version by Carole King,
Album Trapestry (1970)
Carole King

Also performed by Donny Hathaway.


 

Collection

You've Got A Friend
You've Got A Friend / Got To Be There / Ain't No Sunshine
7" EP
Mexico
rare


Lyrics / Paroles

 

Michael
When you’re down and troubled
And you need some love and care
And nothin’, no, nothin’ is goin’ right
Just close your eyes and think of me
And soon I’ll be there
To brighten up
Yeah, even your darkest night

You just call out my name
And you know, wherever I am
I’ll come running
To see you again

Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there, yeah I will
You’ve got a friend

When the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind
Yeah, he begins to blow
Here’s what you do baby
Keep your head together
Together, baby
And call my name out loud
And soon you’ll hear me
Knockin’, knockin’ at your door
Oh yes I will, yes I will

You just call out my name
And you know, wherever I am
I’ll come runnin’
To see you again

Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there, yes I will

Ain’t it good to know
That you’ve got a friend
People can be so cold
They’ll hurt you, yeah
And desert you
And take your soul if you let them
But don’t let them
No, no, no, don’t let them

Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there, I’ll be there, yes I will

You’ve got a friend, yes you do
You’ve got a friend, yes you do
Right till the end for you
Ain’t it good to know
You’ve got a friend
Yes you do

© 1971, Screen Gems - Columbia Music, Inc (BMI)
All right reserved.