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Down by the Riverside

Full Text

1 [Leader:]
Gonna lay down my sword and shield,
down by the riverside,
down by the riverside,
down by the riverside;
gonna lay down my sword and shield,

[Response:]
down by the riverside,
gonna study war no more.
I ain't gonna study war no more,
ain't gonna study war no more,
ain't gonna study war no more,
ain't gonna study war no more,
ain't gonna study war no more,
ain't gonna study war no more.

2 [Leader:]
Gonna lay down my burden,
down by the riverside,
down by the riverside,
down by the riverside;
gonna lay down my burden, [Response]

Source: Chalice Hymnal #673

Text Information

First Line: Goin' to lay down my burden
Title: Down by the Riverside
Source: African American spiritual
Refrain First Line: Ain't goin' to study war no more
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10184
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #673TextPage Scan
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #210Text
The Cyber Hymnal #10184TextScoreAudio
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #295
Include 24 pre-1979 instances
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