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Down By The Riverside

One of the best-known, most popular spirituals.



I'm gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
I'm gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
And study war no more

Chorus:
I ain't gonna study war no more
Ain't gonna study war no more
I ain't gonna study war no more, no more
I ain't gonna study war no more
Ain't gonna study war no more
I ain't gonna study war no more

I'm gonna lay down my heavy load
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
I'm gonna lay down my heavy load
Down by the riverside
And study war no more

(Chorus)

I'm gonna meet my King Jesus
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
I'm gonna meet my King Jesus
Down by the riverside
And study war no more

(Chorus)