King, who wrote the track in 1971 as a response to James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain,” makes a cameo in the clip at the 4:15 mark, singing the final refrain of “You’ve got a friend” while wrapped in a blue scarf.
Donations from viewers will go directly to the Actors Fund, an organization that supports and acts as a safety net for those in arts and entertainment. “Please continue to help us care for others and donate,” chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell says in the clip.
King recently sang a version of the Tapestry classic “So Far Away” on Facebook, altering the lyrics to fit in the quarantine era. “Everybody has to stay in one place anymore/It would be so fine to see your face at my door,” she sang. “Doesn’t help to know /You’re just time away.”