Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms

"Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms" is an American traditional song. Buck Owens covered it in 1971 as "Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms".


Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms (WORD)
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You can play along with the recording in GCEA tuning if you put your capo on the 2nd fret!

"Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms" seems to have developed from lyrics in the cowboy song "My Lula Gal", itself a development of bawdy British and Appalachian songs generally known as "Bang Bang Rosie" or "Bang Away Lulu. The earliest recorded version is that of Buster Carter and Preston Young, 1931, with Posey Rorer on fiddle. The Flatt & Scruggs version was first released as a single by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, on December 14, 1951. Buck Owens and his Buckaroos released their cover version "Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms" in August 1971 as the second single from the album Ruby. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.

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