Taylor, James – Sweet Baby James


Sweet Baby James

James Taylor

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


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There is a young cowboy he lives on the range

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His horse and his cattle are his only companions

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He works in the saddle and he sleeps in the canyons

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Waiting for Summer, his pastures to change

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And as the moon rises he sits by his fire

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Thinking about women and glasses of beer

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And closing his eyes as the dogies retire

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He sings out a song which is soft but it's clear

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As if maybe someone could hear


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Goodnight you moonlight ladies

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Rockabye sweet baby James

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Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose

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Won't you let me go down in my dreams

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And rockabye sweet baby James


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Now the first of December was covered with snow

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And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston

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The Berkshires seemed dreamlike on account of that frosting

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With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go

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There's a song that they sing when they take to the highway

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A song that they sing when they take to the sea

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A song that they sing of their home in the sky

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Maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep

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But singing works just fine for me