Sweet Baby James Lyrics

James Taylor


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: James Taylor, James V Taylor
album: Track 1 in album Sweet Baby James
release date: 1970-2
popularity : 74 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Soft Rock
length: 2:53
producer: Peter Asher
engineer: Bill Lazerus
lead vocals: James Taylor
composer: James Taylor
lyricist: James Taylor

Cover Art

James Taylor Sweet Baby James cover art
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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 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
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

Now the first of December was covered with snow
So was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston
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

So 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


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sweet Baby James
  • 2 Lo and Behold
  • 3 Sunny Skies
  • 4 Steamroller
  • 5 Country Road
  • 6 Oh, Susannah
  • 7 Fire and Rain
  • 8 Blossom
  • 9 Anywhere Like Heaven
  • 10 Oh Baby, Don’t You Loose Your Lip on Me
  • 11 Suite for 20 G