Sweet Baby James Lyrics
The words to the famous James Taylor songs

sweet baby james lyrics



Here are Sweet Baby James lyrics and links for lyrics to other James Taylor songs.

James Taylor has had a fabulous career, creating many top hits..."You've Got a Friend", "How Sweet It Is", "Fire and Rain", "Country Road"...and more.

He was married to Carly Simon for a few years and they both have connections to Martha's Vineyard.

James used to perform at small coffee shops on the Vineyard in his early years and he has property on the island. His brother Hugh runs The Outermost Inn in Aquinnah.


Sweet Baby James
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
And as the moon rises he sits by his fire
Thinking about women and glasses of beer
And closing his eyes as the doggies retire
He sings out a song which is soft but it's clear
As if maybe someone could hear

Goodnight you moonlight ladies
Rock-a-bye sweet baby James
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose
Won't you let me go down in my dreams
And rock-a-bye sweet baby James

Now the first of December was covered with snow
And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston
Lord, the Berkshires seemed dreamlike 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

Goodnight you moonlight ladies
Rock-a-bye sweet baby James
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose
Won't you let me go down in my dreams
And rock-a-bye sweet baby James




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