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Sweet Baby James Chords

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Title:                          SWEET BABY JAMES                (James Taylor)
                                                                   1970


[Intro]

                G F# E A+ A


[Verse]

                      D             A      G            F#m
                There is a young cowboy he lives on the range.
                    Bm            G              D       F#m
                His horse and his cattle are his only companion.
                    Bm          G             D             F#m
                He works in the saddle and he sleeps in the canyon.
                G           D           A           Em      A
                Waiting for summer, his pastures to change.
                    G                    A           D
                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
                   Bm          G             D
                He sings out a song which is soft but it's clear
                   Bm       E             A
                As if maybe someone could hear.


[Chorus]

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


[Verse]

                        D          A          G            F#m
                Now the first of December was covered with snow.
                    Bm         G             D             F#m
                And so was the turnpike from Stockridge to Boston.
                         Bm                G             D              F#m
                Lord the Berkshires seemed dreamlike on account of that frosting.
                     G           D           A            Em          A
                With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go.
                          G                             A           D
                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
                Maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep.
                    Bm            E             A+    A
                But singing works just fine for me.


[Chorus]

                        D             G         A  D
                        Goodnight you moonlight ladies.
                        Bm         G          D
                        Rock-a-bye sweet baby James.
                        Bm              G             D
                        Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose.
                                  Bm        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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dsmtlig wrote on January 18 2007, 05:37 pm

perfect! except it's companions instead of companion! sorry...had to be a smart aleck

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Sloopy wrote on August 7 2007, 08:15 pm

Love it.

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starttoday1010 wrote on January 4 2008, 10:52 pm

what does the plus sign mean after A ? (A+)

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