FREE Campfire Singalong Songbook

20 classic, not-too-hard songs your friends and family will love.

Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan


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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


      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



    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.