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Sweet Baby James

Music by James Taylor, Lyrics by James Taylor

"Sweet Baby James" is a song written and recorded by James Taylor that serves as the opening and title track from his 1970 breakthrough album Sweet Baby James. It was released as the first single from the album but did not chart. Nonetheless, it is one of his best-known and most popular tunes, considered a classic. Taylor considers it his best song.

    Release Date: 1970

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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James Taylor : You've Got A Friend - Five James Taylor Classics : SSA : 01 Songbook : 888680077266 : 00148295

James Taylor : You've Got A Friend - Five James Taylor Classics

Five James Taylor songs are included in this value-packed collection for treble voices! Your singers will enjoy rehearsing and performing these hits arranged by composer/conductor and former King's Singer Philip Lawson. Includes: Carolina in My Mind, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Fire and Rain, Sweet Baby James, You've Got a Friend.

Songlist: Carolina In My Mind, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Fire And Rain, Sweet Baby James, You've Got A Friend

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Voicing: SSA | Performed by Taylor Swift | 4235b | Songbook | $4.95 | With Piano


Philip Lawson : James Taylor - A Cappella : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music

Philip Lawson : James Taylor - A Cappella

"Fire And Rain' is the 1970 pop hit by James Taylor in a fresh and contemporary a cappella setting. Alternating between solo melodic lines with vocal accompaniment and full homophonic phrases, this arrangement will provide much enjoyment for advanced ensembles. "Sweet Baby James" is from James Taylor's first U.S. album, this gentle acoustic lullaby has a sweet country feel to it. Extended accompanying vocal harmonies support the solo melodic line of the verse which unfolds into a rich homophonic chorus, serving to highlight the poetry of the lyrics.

Songlist: Fire And Rain, Sweet Baby James

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | Performed by Taylor Swift | 7203b | Sheet Music | $3.90 | A Cappella


James Taylor : The Best of : Solo : Songbook : 654979064541  : 00-PFM0311

James Taylor : The Best of

James Taylor is a Grammy Award winning American singer-songwriter and guitarist born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Carrboro, North Carolina. Taylor's career began in the mid-1960s, but his commercial and critical breakthrough came with the 1970 album Sweet Baby James, a collection of sensitive and introspective songs ranked among the greatest folk rock albums ever. He was part of a wave of singer-songwriters of the time that also included Cat Stevens, Carole King, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, and Jackson Browne, as well as Carly Simon, whom Taylor later married, although the marriage did not last. During the early seventies his work achieved success among critics and the public, with hit singles like Fire and Rain and the U.S. number-one You've Got a Friend, a cover of Carole King's song. His 1976 album Greatest Hits was certified diamond and has sold more than 11 million copies. After the very successful JT (1977), he retained a large audience over the decades. This anthology captures the artistic essence of the legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor.

Songlist: Bittersweet, Carolina In My Mind, Country Road, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Fire & Rain, Golden Moments, Handy Man Print , How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Long Ago And Far Away, Mexico, Only A Dream In Rio , Shower The People, Something In The Way She Moves, Steamroller, Sweet Baby James, Up On The Roof, Walking Man, You Can Close Your Eyes, Your Smiling Face, You've Got A Friend

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by James Taylor | 5381b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


James Taylor : James Taylor - Anthology : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999582758 : 0793527341 : 00358275

James Taylor : James Taylor - Anthology

A collection of 34 of Taylor's greatest, including: Sweet Baby James * Carolina On My Mind * Handy Man * Fire And Rain * Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight * more.

Songlist: Fanfare, Dance, Fool For You, Anywhere Like Heaven, Night Owl, Hymn, Little David, Blossom, The Blues Is Just A Bad Dream, Brighten Your Night With My Day, Carolina In My Mind, Chili Dog, Country Road, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Don't Talk Now, Fire And Rain, Handy Man, Knocking 'round The Zoo, Lo And Behold, Mescalito, New Tune, Nobody But You (James Taylor), Oh Baby Don't Loose Your Lip On Me, One Man Parade, Rainy Day Man, Something In The Way She Moves, Something's Wrong, Steamroller (Steamroller Blues), Suite For 20g, Sunny Skies, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Taylor Swift | 20271b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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Sweet Baby James : SATB : Audrey Snyder : James Taylor : James Taylor : Songbook : 00214298 : 888680663872

Audrey Snyder : Sweet Baby James

The title track from James Taylor's breakthrough album of the same name in 1970, this sweet song in triple meter evokes dual impressions of childhood and of the lone traveler and will fill your performance space with a warm, nostalgic glow!

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: James Taylor Performed By: James Taylor

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00214298 | Showtrax CD Available


Sweet Baby James : TTB : Audrey Snyder : James Taylor : James Taylor : Sheet Music : 00214300 : 888680663896

Audrey Snyder : Sweet Baby James

The title track from James Taylors breakthrough album of the same name in 1970, this sweet song in triple meter evokes dual impressions of childhood and of the lone traveler and will fill your performance space with a warm, nostalgic glow!

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: James Taylor Performed By: James Taylor

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00214300 | Showtrax CD Available


Sweet Baby James : SSA : Audrey Snyder : James Taylor : James Taylor : Sheet Music : 00214303 : 888680663926

Audrey Snyder : Sweet Baby James

The title track from James Taylors breakthrough album of the same name in 1970, this sweet song in triple meter evokes dual impressions of childhood and of the lone traveler and will fill your performance space with a warm, nostalgic glow!

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: James Taylor Performed By: James Taylor

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00214303 | Showtrax CD Available


Sweet Baby James : SATTBB : Philip Lawson : James Taylor : James Taylor : Sheet Music : 08750523 : 884088439125

Philip Lawson : Sweet Baby James

From James Taylor's first U.S. album, this gentle acoustic lullaby has a sweet country feel to it. Extended accompanying vocal harmonies support the solo melodic line of the verse which unfolds into a rich homophonic chorus, serving to highlight the poetry of the lyrics. Duration: ca. 4:00.

Arranger: Philip Lawson | Composer: James Taylor | Lyricist: James Taylor Performed By: James Taylor

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Voicing: SATTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08750523

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