James Taylor: Sweet Baby James | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Sweet Baby James» von James Taylor.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1970 02 01 (Album)
Label: Warner Bros. WS 1843
Songwriter James Taylor
Produktion: Peter Asher
Genre: Rock - Singer-Songwriter

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James Taylor schrieb dieses Schlaflied für seinen gleichnamigen Neffen, der geboren wurde, während er in England sein erstes Album aufnahm. Im Song ist «baby James» ein einsamer Cowboy, der sich selbst in den Schlaf singt.

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James Taylor
James Taylor
Peter Asher

Lyrics

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 dogies 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 Now the Berkshires seemed dreamlike On account of that frosting With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go, whoa 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 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