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Sweet Baby James

James Taylor


Intro: / C - - / Am7 - - / D7 - - / - - - /

 

         G               D             C                Bm(x2)

There is a young cowboy he lives on the range

      Em                C                 G           Bm(x2)
His horse and his cattle are his only companions

       Em             C                    G                Bm
He works in the saddle and he sleeps in the canyons

  C              G                 Am(x3)                   D(x2)
Waiting for Summer, his pastures to change

       C(x2)                       D             G
And as the moon rises he sits by his fire

   Em                 C                G            D
Thinking about women and glasses of beer

         C(x2)                         D        G
And closing his eyes as the dogies retire

      Em            C                  G(x2)
He sings out a song which is soft but it's clear

    A7sus4    A7                   D7sus4(x2)  D(x2)
As if maybe someone could hear

Chorus:

  G                    C            D      G
Goodnight you moonlight ladies

  Em            C             G(X2)
Rockabye sweet baby James

  Em                     C                 G(x2)
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose

                Am(x2)                        D(x2)
Won't you let me go down in my dreams

       C                D            G(x2)
And rockabye sweet baby James

 

              G            D                C                  Bm(x2)
Now the first of December was covered with snow

       Em            C                      G                   Bm(x2)
And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston

       Em                          C                 G                     Bm
The Berkshires seemed dreamlike on account of that frosting

         C                G               Am(x3)                         D(x2)
With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go

                C(x2)                                    D              G
There's a song that they sing when they take to the highway

   Em                  C                    G                D
A song that they sing when they take to the sea

    C(x2)                                D                G
A song that they sing of their home in the sky

             Em         C               G(x2)
Maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep

      A7sus4    A7                   D7sus4(x2)  D(x2)
But singing works just fine for me

 

Chorus


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.