Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    This is Earl Scruggs's break on Roll in My Sweet Baby's arms. Try to milk those 3rd string/3rd fret bluesy notes.

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    This melodic break jumps up and down the neck and gives you a lot of ideas for licks to use in your own arrangements!

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Backup

    Difficulty

    This is a low register arrangement of Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms that demonstrates how you could potentially play behind a singer or fiddle player.

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms lyrics

Roll in my sweet baby's arms
Roll in my sweet baby's arms
Lay around the shack 'til the mail comes back
And roll in my sweet baby's arms

I ain't gonna work on the railroad
I ain't gonna work on the farm
Lay down the shack 'til the mail train come back
And roll in my sweet baby's srms

* Refrain

Now where were you last Friday's night
While I was lying in jail
Walking the street another man
Would even go my bail

* Refrain

I know you parents don't like me
They drove me away from your door
If I had my life to live over
I'd never go there any more

* Refrain