The song was written by Goffin, Wexler and KING
- Carol King. And only one of them represented the woman's perspective. Waddaya think?
But yes, Goffin, Wexler and KING
. And, what's more, all those songs written by Goffin and King - who's to say how much was Goffin and how much really was King?
Goffin wrote the lyrics, King the music. Gerry Goffin wrote all the lyrics, even for songs like "Will you love me tomorrow?" and "Natural woman." Jerry Wexler had the idea for the song and gave it to Aretha, and King and Goffin thought he did enough to deserve co-writing credit.
I read an article about Tapestry
a few years back. Carole wrote words and music for most of the songs on the album, and she wrote some mighty fine lyrics. The writer of the article prodded Gerry, saying "C'mon, Carole must have written some of the lyrics, or at least helped out," and Gerry said "Not one word." He said that after working with her and being married to her for ten years, he wasn't just surprised that she wrote good lyrics, but that she wrote lyrics at all.