Sweet Baby James Lyrics – James Taylor

English 46 February 1, 1970
The lyrics of "Sweet Baby James" by James Taylor paint a vivid picture of a young cowboy living a simple life on the range, cherishing the companionship of his horse and cattle. The song reflects on the cowboy's experiences, thoughts, and dreams as he works and sleeps in the canyons, waiting for the changing seasons. The recurring theme of singing lullabies to "Sweet Baby James" suggests a comforting and soothing tone throughout the song. ...Read More

Sweet Baby James Lyrics

[Verse 1: James Taylor]
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

[Verse 2: James Taylor]
And as the moon rises, he sits by his fire
Thinking about women and glasses of beer
And closing his eyes as the dogies retire
He sings out a song which is soft but it's clear
As if maybe someone could hear

[Chorus: James Taylor]
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

[Verse 3: James Taylor]
Now the first of December was covered with snow
So was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston
Now the Berkshires seemed dreamlike
On account of that frosting
With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go, whoa

[Verse 4: James Taylor]
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: James Taylor]
So goodnight all 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

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Last Update: December 6, 2023

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Who is the singer of "Sweet Baby James" song?

"Sweet Baby James" song is sung by James Taylor.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Sweet Baby James" song?

"Sweet Baby James" song lyrics written by James Taylor.

Who is the music producer of "Sweet Baby James" song?

"Sweet Baby James" song music composed & produced by Peter Asher.

When was "Sweet Baby James" song released?

"Sweet Baby James" song was released on February 1, 1970.