Sweet Baby James
Written by James Taylor
Chord-chart by Lynn Lewis

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intro.

G / / / |C Am Dsus4 D |Dsus2 D |

1.

|G D C Bm / | There is a young cowboy he lives on the range, |Em C G Bm / | His horse and his cattle are his only com-panions, |Em C G Bm | He works in the saddle and he sleeps in the canyons, C G D Am / |D / Waiting for Summer, his pastures to change. |C / D G And as the moon rises he sits by his fire, Em C G D Thinking about women and glasses of beer, |C / D G And closing his eyes as the dogies re-tire, |Em C G / He sings out a song which is soft but it's clear, |Asus4 A Dsus4 D Dsus2 D | As if maybe someone could hear.

chorus:

G C D G | Goodnight you moonlight la - dies, Em C G / | Rockabye sweet baby James, Em C G / Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose, |Asus4 A Dsus4 D Won't you let me go down in my dreams, |Am D G And rockabye sweet baby James.

bridge:

G |C Am Dsus4 D |Dsus2 D |

2.

Now the first of December was covered with snow, And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston, Lord, the Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting, With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go. 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.

chorus:

outro:

G |C Am Dsus4 D |G - - - |


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