Song: Sweet Baby James

Band: James Taylor
Composed By: James Taylor

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D             A      G            D

		There is a young cowboy he lives on the range.
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		His horse and his cattle are his only companion.
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		He works in the saddle and he sleeps in the canyon.
		G           D           A           Em      A

		Waiting for summer, his pastures to change.
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		And as the moon rises he sits by his fire.
		Bm             G         D          A

		Thinkin' about women and glasses of beer.
		G                       A         D

		Closing his eyes as the doggies retire
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		He sings out a song which is soft but it's clear
		   A        E             A

		As if maybe someone could hear.

			D             G         A  D

		CHORUS:	Goodnight you moonlight ladies.
			Bm         G          D

			Rock-a-bye sweet baby James.
			Bm              G             D        D

			Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose.
			          A        E          A      A

			Won't you let me go down in my dreams.
			    G          A          D

			And rock-a-bye sweet baby James.



    

        D          A          G            A

Now the first of December was covered with snow.
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And so was the turnpike from Stockridge to Boston.
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Lord 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.
  Bm             G              D           A

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

A song that they sing of they're home in the sky.
      Bm        G              D            E

Maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep.
    A                  E        A    A

But singing works just fine for me.

		        D             G         A  D

		CHORUS:	Goodnight you moonlight ladies.
			Bm         G          D

			Rock-a-bye sweet baby James.
			Bm              G             D        D

			Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose.
			          A         E          A      A

			Won't you let me go down in my dreams.
			    G          A          D

			And rock-a-bye sweet baby James.

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  • Sweet Baby James

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Warner Bros. Song Duration on Album: 2:55 Album Duration: 31:14

    Release Date: February, 1970

    Moods: Relaxed, Warm, Bright, Calm/Peaceful, Delicate, Dramatic, Earnest, Earthy, Exuberant, Intimate, Organic, Reflective, Smooth, Sweet, Amiable/Good-Natured, Gentle, Laid-Back/Mellow, Literate, Poignant, Refined, Soothing

    Styles: Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

    Themes: Comfort, Rainy Day, Reflection, Sunday Afternoon, Solitude

  • Sweet Baby James/Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

    Label: Warner Bros.

    Release Date: 1971

    Moods: Relaxed, Warm, Literate, Amiable/Good-Natured, Calm/Peaceful, Earnest, Gentle, Intimate, Laid-Back/Mellow, Poignant, Refined, Reflective, Soothing

    Styles: Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic/Garage

    Themes: Comfort, Rainy Day, Reflection, Sunday Afternoon, Solitude

  • Greatest Hits

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Rhino Album Duration: 42:03

    Release Date: November, 1976

    Moods: Soothing, Relaxed, Warm, Amiable/Good-Natured, Calm/Peaceful, Gentle, Intimate, Laid-Back/Mellow, Literate, Reflective, Sentimental, Wistful, Earnest, Poignant, Refined

    Styles: Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

    Themes: Comfort, Rainy Day, Reflection, Sunday Afternoon, Solitude

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