Gershwin Prize

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Carole King: Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Full Episode

“Carole King: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize In Performance at the White House” includes performances by King, as well as by Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Emeli Sandé, James Taylor and Trisha Yearwood.

AIRED: May 27, 2013 | 0:55:16
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♫♫

Announcer: Tonight, it's our nation's highest honor

for popular song;

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.

In year one, Paul Simon was honored

for a lifetime of songs.

Next, The President and First Lady welcomed the

Library of Congress and Stevie Wonder in the first

televised performance from the Obama White House.

Then the Library of Congress honored the

incomparable Paul McCartney.

Last year the legendary songwriting team of

Burt Bacharach and Hal David received

the Gershwin Medallion.

And now, Carole King is the first woman to receive

the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.

Announcer: Tonight, from the historic East Room

of the White House,

it's an all-star concert to celebrate

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize,

In Performance at the White House,

honoring the great Carole King,

with guest performances by:

Gloria Estefan,

Billy Joel,

Jesse McCartney,

Emeli Sande,

James Taylor and Trisha Yearwood.

[audience applause]

Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen,

The President of the United States and

Mrs. Michelle Obama.

[audience applause].

Please welcome the 2013

Library of Congress Gershwin Prize honoree,

Carole King!

[audience applause].

[song: "Beautiful"].

♫Carole King: You've got to get up every morning.♫

♫With a smile on your face.♫

♫And show the world.♫

♫All the love in your heart.♫

♫People gonna treat you better.♫

♫You're gonna find, yes you will.♫

♫That you're beautiful.♫

♫As you feel.♫

♫Waiting at the station.♫

♫With a workday wind a-blowing.♫

♫I've got nothing to do.♫

♫But watch the passers-by.♫

♫Mirrored in their faces.♫

♫I see frustration growing.♫

♫And they don't see it showing.♫

♫Why do I?♫

♫You've got to get up every morning.♫

♫With a smile on your face.♫

♫And show the world.♫

♫All the love in your heart.♫

♫Then people gonna treat you better.♫

♫You're gonna find, yes you will.♫

♫That you're beautiful.♫

♫As you feel.♫

♫ ♫

♫Carole King: I have often asked myself.♫

♫The reason for the sadness.♫

♫In a world where tears are just a lullaby.♫

♫If there's any answer maybe love♫

♫can end the madness.♫

♫Maybe not oh, but we can only try.♫

♫You've got to get up

♫With a smile on your face.♫

♫And show the world.♫

♫All the love in your heart.♫

♫Then people gonna treat you better.♫

♫You're gonna find, yes you will.♫

♫That you're beautiful.♫

♫You're beautiful.♫

♫You're beautiful.♫

♫As you feel.♫♫

[audience applause].

Carole King: Thank you.

Announcer: Singing Carole King's first

number one song,

Gloria Estefan, Trisha Yearwood and

Emeli Sande.

[audience applause].

[song: "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"].

♫ ♫

♫Gloria Estefan: Tonight you're mine, completely.♫

♫You give your love, so sweetly.♫

♫Tonight, the light.♫

♫Of love is in your eyes.♫

♫But will you love me tomorrow?♫

♫T

this a lasting treasure.♫

♫Or just a moment's pleasure?♫

♫Can I believe the magic of your sighs.♫

♫Will you still

♫Emeli Sande: Tonight with words unspoken.♫

♫Gloria Estefan: You

that I'm the only one.♫

will my heart be broken?♫

♫All

♫Background Singers: When the night.♫

♫All: Meets the morning.♫

♫Background Singers: Meets the morning.♫

♫All: Sun.♫

♫Emeli Sande: I'd like to know, that your love.♫

♫Is love, I can be sure of.♫

♫So tell me now and I won't ask again.♫

♫All: Will you still love me tomorrow?♫

♫ ♫

♫All: So tell me now.♫

♫And I won't ask again.♫

♫Will you still love me tomorrow?♫

♫Will you still love me tomorrow?♫

♫Emeli Sande: Baby, will you still love me tomorrow?♫

love me tomorrow?♫♫

[audience applause].

Announcer: Please welcome a great

American songwriter, James Taylor.

[audience applause].

James Taylor: Mr. President, Mrs. Obama,

Mrs. Robinson, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Carole came out of the tradition of the

"tin pan alley brill building tune smith."

She gave voice to a generation and

what a generation it was:

The Drifters,

The Everly Brothers, The Beatles,

Elvis and Aretha, the King and the Queen.

She put music in all of their mouths.

I was touring with Carole in the early '70s

when she found her own voice as a performer.

I was on stage with her at the Troubadour the first time

anyone every heard "You've Got A Friend,"

my own number one Carole King hit.

That song has carried me around the world and

to the White House tonight.

Hats off to the Library of Congress for

choosing to honor her gift to us all.

There is no more deserving and appropriate

recipient of this Gershwin Prize.

Ladies and gentlemen, hats off to Carole King.

[audience applause].

[song: "Up On The Roof"].

♫James Taylor: When this

♫getting me down.♫

♫And people are just too much.♫

♫For me to face.♫

♫I'm gonna climb way up to the top of the stairs.♫

♫And all my cares they just drift right into space, yea.♫

♫Oh on the roof it's peaceful as can be.♫

♫And there the world down below it don't bother me.♫

♫Oh, no, no.♫

♫So when I come back home feelin' tired and beat.♫

♫I'm gonna go up where the air is fresh and sweet.♫

♫I'll get far away from the hustling crowds.♫

♫And all that rat race noise down in the street.♫

♫Oh on the roof that's the only place I know.♫

♫Look at the city baby.♫

♫Where you just have to wish to make it so.♫

♫Let's go up on

♫James Taylor: And at night the stars,♫

♫they put on a show for free.♫

♫And darling you can share it, share it all with me.♫

♫Keep a-telling you that right smack dab in the♫

♫middle of this town.♫

♫Well I found a paradise that's♫

♫just about trouble-proof.♫

♫And if this old world starts getting you down.♫

♫There's room enough for two up on my roof.♫

♫Up on my roof, yea.♫

♫Up on my roof.♫

♫Drop what you are doing tonight and climb upstairs♫

♫and be seated baby.♫

♫We've got the stars up above us and♫

♫the city lights below, oh no.♫

♫Up on the roof.♫

♫Oh no.♫♫

♫ ♫

[audience applause].

Announcer: Once again, here's Gloria Estefan.

[audience applause].

Gloria Estefan: Thank you.

Mr. President, Mrs. Obama,

I already told Carole,

I used to sing this song when I was 14 years old.

Now I actually know what I'm thinking

and singing about.

Thank you for inspiring me and

setting my life to music.

[song: "It's Too Late Baby"].

♫ ♫

♫Gloria Estefan: Stayed in bed all morning♫

♫just to pass the time.♫

♫There's something wrong here,♫

♫there can be no denying.♫

♫One of us is changing or♫

♫maybe we've just stopped trying.♫

♫And it's too late baby,♫

♫now it's too late.♫

♫Though we really did try to make it.♫

♫Something inside ha

died and I can't hide.♫

♫I just can't fake it.♫

♫Oh no, no, no, no.♫

♫ ♫

♫Gloria Estefan: It used to be so easy♫

♫living here with you.♫

♫You were light and breezy and I knew just what to do.♫

♫Now you look so unhappy and I feel like a fool.♫

♫And it's too late baby,♫

♫now it's too late.♫

♫Though we really did try to make it.♫

♫Something inside has died and I can't hide it.♫

♫I just can't fake it.♫

♫Oh no, no.♫

♫ ♫

♫Gloria Estefan: Do, do, do, do, do, do,♫

♫do, do, do, do, do.♫

♫ ♫

♫♫

♫ ♫

♫ ♫

[audience applause].

♫ ♫

♫Gloria Estefan: There'll be good times♫

♫again for me and you.♫

♫But we just can't stay together.♫

♫Don't you feel it too?♫

♫Still I'm glad for what we had.♫

♫And how I once loved you.♫

♫And it's too late baby,♫

♫now it's too late.♫

♫Though we really did try to make it.♫

♫Something inside has

♫I just can't fake it.♫

♫Oh no, baby.♫

♫It's too late.♫

♫Now darling.♫

♫It's too late.♫

♫Oh baby it's too late.♫♫

[audience applause].

Gloria Estefan: You wrote me a cha-cha,

thank you, thank you.

Announcer: Please welcome back Trisha Yearwood.

[audience applause].

Trisha Yearwood: Congratulations.

[s

♫♫

♫Trisha Yearwood: So far away.♫

♫Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore?♫

♫It would be so fine to see your face at my door.♫

♫And

help to know,♫

♫you're just time away.♫

♫Long ago I reached for you and there you stood.♫

♫Holding you again could only do me good.♫

♫And how I wish I could.♫

♫But you're so far away.♫

♫One more song about moving along the highway.♫

♫Can't say much of an

♫If I could

this life out my way.♫

♫I'd rather spen

being close to you.♫

♫But you're so far away.♫

♫Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore?♫

♫It would be so fi

see your face at my door.♫

♫And it doesn't help to know,♫

♫that you're so far away.♫

♫You're so far away.♫

♫Traveling around sure gets me down and lonely.♫

♫Nothing

do but close my mind.♫

♫I sure hope the road

don't come to own me.♫

♫'Cause there's so man

dreams I've yet to find.♫

♫But you're so far away.♫

♫Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore?♫

♫It would be so fine

see your face at my door.♫

♫And it doesn't help to know,♫

♫that you're so far away.♫

♫Yeah, you're so far away.

[audience applause].

Announcer: Ladies and G

Billy Joel!

[audience applause].

[song: "Locomotion"].

♫♫

[plays first notes of "Hail to the Chief"]

♫Billy Joel: Everybody's doin' a brand new dance now.♫

♫Background Singers: Come on baby,♫

♫do the locomotion.♫

♫Billy Joel: I know you'll get to like it♫

♫if you give it a chance now.♫

♫Background Singers: Come on baby,♫

♫do the locomotion.♫

♫Billy Joel: My little baby sister♫

♫she can do it with ease.♫

♫It's easier than learning your ABC's.♫

♫Come on, come on, do the locomotion with me.♫

♫You gotta

your hips now.♫

♫Come on baby.♫

♫Jump up.♫

♫Jump back.♫

♫Well I think you've got the knack.♫

♫Whoa, whoa.♫

♫Now that you can do it, let's make a chain now.♫

♫Background Singers: Come on baby,♫

♫do the locomotion.♫

♫Billy Joel: Chug-a-chug-a motion,♫

♫like a railroad train now.♫

♫Background Singers: Come on baby,♫

♫do the locomotion.♫

♫Billy Joel: Do it nice and easy now and♫

♫don't lose control.♫

♫A little bit of rhythm and a lot of soul.♫

♫Come on, come on, do the locomotion with me.♫

♫ [music playing].♫

♫Billy Joel: That's right.♫

♫Oh yeah.♫

♫Move around the floor in a locomotion.♫

♫Background Singers: Come on baby,♫

♫do the locomotion.♫

♫Billy Joel: Do it holdin' hands♫

♫if you just get the notion.♫

♫Background Singers: Come on baby,♫

♫do the locomotion.♫

♫Billy Joel: Well there's never been a dance♫

♫that's so easy to do.♫

♫It even makes you happy when you're feeling blue.♫

♫Come on, come on, do the locomotion with me.♫

♫Come on baby.♫

♫Background Singers: Do the locomotion.♫

♫Billy Joel: Jump up.♫

♫Background Singers: Come on, do the locomotion.♫

♫Billy Joel: Yeah, yeah.♫

♫Background Singers: Come on, do the locomotion.♫

♫Billy Joel: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.♫

♫Background Singers: Come on, do the locomotion.♫

♫Billy Joel: Alright, hey, hey.♫

♫Background Singers: Come on, do the locomotion.♫

♫Billy Joel: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.♫

♫ [dm roll].♫

♫Hey!♫♫

♫♫

[audience applause].

Billy Joel: Thank

I just want to say a few words.

I used to stand on the street corner and sing

Carole King songs and got to fall in love with

rock and roll because of this woman.

And just wanted to say that what she created was

a true American art form and she encompasses and

defines an era as much as Stephen Foster,

George M. Cohen, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kearn,

George Gershwin and Rogers and Hammerstein.

And I want to thank you for creating all that stuff.

[audience applause].

Billy Joel: Thank you

And now, please welcome once again,

Mr. James Taylor.

[audience applause].

James Taylor: Carole wrote for so many people.

This is an Everly Brothers hit that Billy and I are going

to try to do for you now.

One of my favorite Carole King tunes,

"I'll Do My Crying In The Rain."

♫♫

♫Both: I'll never let you see the way my♫

♫broken heart is hurting me.♫

♫I've got my pride.♫

♫And I know how to hide all my sorrow and pain.♫

♫James Taylor: I'll do my crying in the rain.♫

♫Both: If I wait for cloudy skies.♫

♫You won't know the rain from the tears in my eyes.♫

♫You'll never know that I still love you so.♫

♫Though the heartaches remain.♫

♫I'll do my crying in the rain.♫

♫James Taylor: Raindrops falling from heaven.♫

♫They could ne

wash away my memory.♫

♫Billy Joel: But since we're not together.♫

♫I look for stormy weather.♫

♫To hide the tears I hope you'll never see.♫

♫Both: Someday when my crying's done.♫

♫I'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun.♫

♫I may be a fool but 'till then darling you'll.♫

♫Never see me complain.♫

♫James Taylor: I'll do my crying in the rain.♫

♫Billy Joel: I'll do my crying in the rain.♫

♫James Taylor: I'll do my crying in the rain.♫

♫Both: I'll do my crying in the rain.♫♫

[audience applause].

Announcer: Please welcome Jesse McCartney.

[audience applause].

Jesse McCartney: This song that I'm

going to perform comes off the legendary album

"Tapestry."

And this is a song that touched me in only a way that

a Carole King song could.

This is "Home Again."

♫♫

♫Jess McCartney: Sometimes I wonder if I'm ever♫

♫gonna make it home again.♫

♫It's so far and out of sight.♫

♫I really need someone to talk to and♫

♫nobody else knows how to comfort me tonight.♫

♫Snow is cold, rain is wet.♫

♫Chills my soul right to the marrow.♫

♫I won't be happy 'till I see you alone again.♫

♫'Till I'm home again and feeling right.♫

♫Ah, na, na, na, na.♫

♫Na, na, na, na.♫

Dillon Kondor.

[audience applause].

♫♫

♫Jesse McCartney: Snow is cold, rain is wet.♫

♫Chills my soul right to

♫I won't be happy 'till I see you alone again.♫

♫'Till I'm home again and feeling right.♫

♫'Till I'm home again and feeling right.♫

♫I wanna be home again

♫Oh, na, na, na, na.♫

♫Na, na, na, na.♫♫

Thank you.

[audience applause].

Announcer: Her album broke a record held for nearly 50

years by the Beatles, here's Emeli Sande.

[audience applause].

Emeli Sande: Good evening.

Carole, you're such a hero of mine and it's

such an honor to be here this evening and

to play this wonderful song.

So, thank you so much.

[song: "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman"].

♫Emeli Sande: Lookin' out on the morning rain.♫

♫I used to feel uninspired.♫

♫And when I knew I had to face another day.♫

♫I used to feel so tired.♫

♫Before the day I met you.♫

♫Life was so unkind.♫

♫But your love was the key to my peace of mind.♫

♫See you

♫You make me feel.♫

♫You make me feel

like a natural woman.♫

♫Bac

♫Emeli Sande: Wh

was in the lost-and-found.♫

♫Oh, you came along to claim it.♫

♫I didn't know what was wrong with me,♫

♫no, no, no, no.♫

♫'Till your kiss helped me name it.♫

♫Of what I'm living for.♫

♫See if I make you happy I don't need to do more.♫

♫See y

♫You mak

♫You make me feel

♫Emeli Sande: Oh, darling what you've done to me.♫

♫Background Singers: What you've done to me.♫

♫Emeli Sande: Oh, you make me feel so good inside.♫

♫Background Singers: Good inside.♫

♫Emeli Sande: And I just want to stay close to you.♫

♫Background Singers: Close to you.♫

♫Emeli Sande: You make me feel so alive.♫

♫Yeah, you make me feel.♫

♫You mak

♫See you make me feel like a

♫See you make me feel.

♫You make me feel.♫

♫You make me feel

♫See you make me f

♫You make

♫You make me feel like

♫Woman, yeah.♫♫

[audience applause].

Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen,

to present the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize,

The President of the United States.

[audience applause].

President Obama: Good evening everybody.

Thank you so much.

Thank you.

Please, everybody have a seat.

Thank you.

I have to say that as the podium came out,

which meant that was my cue, my mother-in-law said,

"Oh shoot!"

[audience laughing].

True story.

She was getting into the music.

[audience laughing].

Welcome to the White House everybody.

I want to start by thanking all the incredible

artists who've joined us to pay tribute to the

one and only Carole King.

[audience applause].

President Obama: I also want to thank

Dr. James Billington

and all the folks at the Library of Congress

not just for making this event possible,

but for the outstanding work

that they do, every day,

to preserve the very best of our culture

for generations to come.

[audience applause].

George Gershwin, it was said was a,

"Man who lives in music;"

who "Expresses everything, serious or not,

sound or superficial, by means of music,

because it is his native language."

And I can't think of a better description of tonight's

Gershwin Prize recipient:

singer-songwriter Carole King.

By the age of four, Carole was already

mastering the piano.

By 15, she'd already conducted her first orchestra.

By 17, she'd already written

her first number one hit,

which you've already heard,

"Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"

With Gerry Goffin.

So at this point all of you are feeling like

under achievers, I understand.

[audience laughing].

And then in 1971 came the biggest break of all,

when she showed the world that she couldn't

just write hit songs, she could sing them too.

Her album, "Tapestry," struck a chord with a whole

new legion of fans, including me.

To date, Carole has written more than 400 compositions

that have been recorded by over 1,000 artists,

resulting in over 100 hits.

As Carole tells it, the secret to her success is that,

"I try to get out of the way and let

the process be guided by whatever is driving me."

That's what makes her songs so personal and

so powerful, so enduring.

Like the Gershwin's, it's not just that Carole

lives the music;

it's that music lives in her.

So tonight, it is my great pleasure to present

America's highest award for popular music to a

living legend, Carole King.

[audience applause].

[audience applause].

Carole King: Oh my goodness.

I guess if

President can sing,

I can give a speech.

[audience laughing].

First of all,

I want to say some of the songs I wrote myself,

other I wrote with co-writers,

including Gerry Goffin,

Ms. Toni Stern and David Palmer.

And I accept this award on behalf of them as well.

[audience applause].

I'm honored to be recognized by the Library of Congress

as the fifth recipient and the first woman as

has been stated, I can't say it enough,

I'm so excited!

[audience applause].

I applaud you, Dr. Billington,

for acknowledging that popular songs are part of

American history and part of who we are,

not just as Americans but as citizens of a

world cultural community.

Now, when I was a child,

we had a piano in our living room.

And I had music teachers in the public schools and

I had parents who encouraged me

every step of the way.

If only every child could have the support I had.

There are so many people to thank for this evening.

First I want to thank the Gershwin family, please.

[audience applause].

Carole King: And Dr. James Billington,

the Librarian of Congress, thank you Dr. Billington.

[audience applause].

And I want to mention and pay real tribute

to the co-creators and executive producers of

tonight's program airing on PBS:

Bob Kaminsky,

Peter Kaminsky, Mark Krantz,

Cappy McGarr and Dalton Delan.

[audience applause].

And I have to say,

it really thrills me

to be able to say this to all of you

in the people's house,

thank you Mr. President and thank you all.

[audience applause].

[song: "Jazzman"].

♫Carole King: Lift me won't

♫With every turnaround.♫

♫Play it sweetly.♫

♫Take me down.♫

♫Come on now, Jazzman!♫

♫ ♫

♫Carole King: When the Jazzman's testifyin' a♫

♫faithless man believes.♫

♫He can sing you into paradise or♫

♫bring you to your knees.♫

♫It's

kind of feelin'.♫

♫A touch of Georgia slide.♫

♫A song of pure revival.♫

♫And a style that's sanctified.♫

♫Jazzman, take my blues away.♫

♫Make my pain

♫With every change you play.♫

♫Oh Jazzman, come on now.♫

♫Jazzman.♫

♫ ♫

♫When the Jazzman's signifyin'.♫

♫And the band is windin' low.♫

♫It's the late night side of morning.♫

♫In the darkness of his soul.♫

♫He can fi

song with sadness.♫

♫As he fills his room with tears.♫

♫He can cry like a fallen angel when♫

♫risin' time is near.♫

♫Jazzman, take my blues away.♫

the same as yours.♫

♫With every change you play.♫

♫Oh, lift me won't you lift me.♫

♫With every turnaround.♫

♫Play it sweetly take me down.♫

♫Come on now, Jazzman.♫

♫Come on, come on, come on, come on,♫

♫come on, yeah!♫

♫ ♫

♫♫

♫♫

♫♫

♫♫

[audience applause].

Carole King: Oh yeah we're having some fun!

[song: I Feel the Earth Move"]

♫♫

♫Carole King: I feel the earth move under my feet.♫

♫I feel the sky tumbling down.♫

♫I feel my heart

♫whenever you're around.♫

♫Oh, baby when I see your fac

♫mellow as the month of May.♫

♫Oh darling, I can't stand it♫

♫when you look at me that way.♫

♫I feel the earth move under my feet.♫

♫I feel the sky tumbling down.♫

♫I feel my heart start to trembling♫

♫whenever you're around.♫

Yeah, Robbie!

♫♫

Danny!

♫♫

♫Oh, darling, when you are near me.♫

♫And you tenderly call my name.♫

♫I know that my emotions♫

♫are something I just can't tame.♫

♫I've got to have you baby.♫

♫Ah, ah, ah.♫

♫Ah, ah, ah, yeah.♫

♫Yeah!♫

♫I feel the earth move under my feet.♫

♫I feel the sky tumbling down,♫

♫tumbling down.♫

♫I feel the earth move under my feet.♫

♫I feel the sky tumbling down,♫

♫tumbling down.♫

♫I just lose control.♫

♫Down to my very soul.♫

♫I g

♫All over, all over, all

♫I feel the earth move under my feet.♫

♫I feel the sky tumbling down,♫

♫tumbling down.♫

♫I feel the earth move under my feet.♫

♫I feel the sky tumbling down.♫

♫Tumbling down.♫

♫Tumbling down.♫

♫Tumbling down.♫♫

[audience applause].

Carole King: Fun huh?

My goodness, why look who's back on stage.

What a surprise.

James Taylor: What are the odds huh?

Carole King: We've done this a time or two together.

But never in these circumstances and it's our

great, great pleasure to perform this for this

wonderful group tonight.

♫♫

[song: "You've Got A Friend"]

♫Carole King: When you're

♫And

some love and care.♫

♫And n

nothing is going right.♫

♫Close your eyes and think of me.♫

♫And s

♫To brighten up even

♫Both: You just call out my name.♫

♫And you know wher

♫Carole King: I'll come runnin

♫James Taylor: Running.♫

♫Carole King: To see you again, my friend.♫

♫Both: Winter, spring, summer or fall.♫

♫Carole King: All

♫And I'll be there, yes I will.♫

♫You've got a friend.♫

♫James Taylor: If the sky, high above you.♫

♫Suddenly grows dark and full o

♫And that old cold north wind should begin to blow.♫

♫Just keep your poor head together now♫

♫and call my name out loud.♫

♫Pretty soon I'll be knocking on your door.♫

♫Both: You just call out my name.♫

♫And you know wherever I am.♫

♫To see you again.♫

♫Yeah, baby grand.♫

♫Winter, spring, summer or fall.♫

♫James Taylor: All you have to

♫And I'll be there, yes I'll be there.♫

♫Carole King: Now ain't it good to know♫

♫that you've got a friend♫

♫when people can be so cold?♫

♫James Taylor: They'll hurt you,♫

♫yes and desert you.♫

♫They'll take your soul if you let them.♫

♫But don't you let them.♫

♫Both: You just call out my name.♫

♫I'll coming running.♫

♫To see you again.♫

♫James Taylor: Oh yes, don't you know darling.♫

♫Both: Winter, spring, summer or fall.♫

♫James Taylor: Really all you've got♫

♫to do is just call me oh and I'll be there.♫

♫You know I'll be there.♫

♫You've got a friend.♫

♫Carole King: You've got a friend.♫

♫James Taylor: Darling you've got a f

♫Carole King: You've got a friend.♫

♫You've got a friend in me.♫

♫Background Singers: You've got a friend in me.♫

♫James Taylor: You've got a walkin' and talkin' friend.♫

♫Carole King: Don't you know you've, you've got a friend.♫

♫Ain't it good to know.♫

♫James Taylor: Ain't it good to know.♫

♫Both: Ain't it good to know,♫

♫yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.♫

♫You've got a friend.♫

[audience applause].

♫♫

♫All: And you know wherever I am.♫

♫I'll come running to see you again.♫

♫Winter, spring, summer or fall.♫

♫All you've got to do is call.♫

♫And I'll be there, yes I will.♫

♫You've got a friend.♫

President Obama: Carole King everybody.

[audience applause].

President Obama: Thank all the incredible

artists here tonight.

And thank you Carole for your amazing gift

to all of us.

♫♫

♫♫

♫♫

Narrator: To watch this show online or watch

a special concert from the Library of Congress

honoring Carole King and a web exclusive performance

from Carole herself;

visit pbs.org/whitehouse.

And join the conversation on Twitter

using #PBSIPWH.

♫♫

♫♫

[audience applause]

President Obama: Thank you everybody,

have a wonderful evening.

One more time, Carole King!

[audience applause].

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