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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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