Where You Lead

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The theme song for Gilmore Girls was originally written in 1970 by Carole King and Toni Stern, and released on King’s 1971 album Tapestry – one of the best selling albums of all time. Uncomfortable with the song’s theme of a woman happily and blindly following a man she loves, Carole King stopped performing it in concert.

When Amy Sherman-Palladino asked King’s permission to use the song for Gilmore Girls, Carole suggested she  re-record the song, changing the lyrics slightly to make it suitable for a mother-daughter relationship, and performing it as a duet with her own daughter, Louise Goffin. Since then, Carole King and Louise Goffin have performed the new version of the song in concert together.

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