Goodnight You Moonlight Ladies


James Taylor and Yo-Yo Ma took the stage together for a wonderful rendition of “Sweet Baby James” at Tanglewood in Boston. (Thank you Lori)

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  1. Video not available in my country.

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  2. Saw this the other day. So good I rewatched!
    Love this…

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  3. This was one of my favorite songs ever as a kid.

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  4. Much amusement reading the comments banter….. With me it’s different: I see Yo-Yo Ma and I hit LIKE – no, make that LOVE!!!!
    Didn’t (Don’t) know that song, listen to it this new morning at 08:45 in Switzerland and it makes my fine hairs stand up in awe. So beautiful. But then, I had to haunt for the lyrics, as everybody was laughing and cheering at one point and I didn’t understand why. I still don’t, although I’ve found the lyrics….
    Search Results
    Knowledge result
    Sweet Baby James
    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 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
    Source: LyricFind
    So, what’s so special about Stockbridge?
    And for once, I was able to view the video whereas often my country is ‘banned’….. maybe it’s because Switzerland is so neutral?! 😉

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  5. I saw this not long ago. They are wonderful together.

    Thank you for sharing!!

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  6. luckily, I live in a state with two peninsulas and I can still see it. must me my proximity to Canada.) beautiful and thanks for sharing.

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  7. So nice

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  8. Rockabye Sweet Baby James was always one of my favourites of his songs.

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