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Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms TML # 008777
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A very well know and popular song, usually done at break neck speed and so much loved by banjo pickers. Chorus: "Roll in my sweet baby's arms (2x)/Lay around the shack till the mail train comes back/Roll in my sweet baby's arms." Floating verses, e.g. "Ain't gonna work on the railroad/ain't gonna work on the farm"; "Where was you last Friday night...." Paul Stamler lists this as a humorous song. I thought I should add that the versions I've heard have been done "straight," often with a blues feel. - RBW
Chorus

Roll in my sweet baby's arms, Roll in my sweet baby's arms
Gonna lay around the shack till the mail train comes back
and roll in my sweet baby's arms.
Where were you last Saturday night
while I was lying in jail?
Walking the streets with some other man
wouldn't even go my bail.
I ain't going to work on the railway
I ain't going to work on the farm.
Gonna lay around this shack
till the mail train comes back

I know your parents don't like me
They turned me away from your door.
If I had my life to live over
I would'nt go there no more.

Mama's a ginger bread baker
Sister can weave and can spin.
Daddy's got an interest in that old cotton mill
Just watch that money roll in.

Sometimes there's a change in the ocean
Sometimes there's a change in the sea.
Sometimes there's a change in my own true love
But there's never a change in me.
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