Sweet Baby James


by James Taylor
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 V1:	There is a young cowboy, he lives on the range
His horse and his cattle are his only companions
He works in the saddle and he sleeps in the canyons
Waiting for summer his pastures to change

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 V2:	As the moon rises he sits by his fire
Thinkin' about women and glasses of beer
And closing his eyes as the doggies retire
Sings out a song which is soft but it's clear
As if maybe someone could hear

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  C:	Goodnight, you moonlight ladies
Rockabye Sweet Baby James
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose
Won't you let me go down in my dreams
And rockabye Sweet Baby James

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 V1:	The first of December was covered with snow
And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston
The Berkshires seemed dreamlike on account of that frosting
With ten miles behind me and 10,000 more to go

 V2:	There's a song that they sing when they take to the highway
A song that they sing when they take to the sea
A song that they sing of their home in the sky
Maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep
But singing works just fine for me

  C:	Goodnight, you moonlight ladies
Rockabye Sweet Baby James
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose
Won't you let me go down in my dreams
And rockabye Sweet Baby James



 1970 Blackwood Music and Country Road Music/Warner Brothers::  on his "Sweet Baby James" and "Greatest Hits"

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