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Lyrics - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
 
ID: 793

Square Dance
Recordings
Swing Down Chariot Cardinal 37
Swing Down Sweet Chariot Red Boot 3066
Swing Low Royal 233
Swing Low Sweet Chariot Blue Ribbon 236
Swing Low Sweet Chariot Lore 1116
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Traditional gospel song.
Popularized by Ella Fitzgerald.
Modern rock version arranged and adapted by Elvis Presley, 1960. 
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Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home

I looked over Jordan, what did I see,
Comin' for to carry me home?
A band of angels comin' after me,
Comin' for to carry me home.

Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home

If you get there before I do
Comin' for to carry me home
Tell all my friends that I'm a-comin' too
Comin' for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home

I'm sometimes up, and sometimes down
Comin' for to carry me home
But still my hope in heavenly pow'r
Comin' for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot

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Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I've got a home on the other side

Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I've got a home on the other side

Well, well, well, well, well, well

Ezekial went down in the middle of a field
He saw an angel workin' on a chariot wheel
Wasn't so particular 'bout the chariot wheel
Just wanted to see how a chariot feel

Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I've got a home on the other side

Well, well, well Ezekial went down and he got on board
Chariot went a bumpin' on down the road
Zeke wasn't so particular 'bout the bumpin' of the road
Just wanted to lay down his heavy load

Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I've got a home on the other side

Well I got a father in the promised land
Ain't no more stoppin' till I shake his hand
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
I've got a home on the other side

Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I've got a home on the other side
Comin' for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home

 

 
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