Down By The Riverside

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Sung by the Blind Boys of Alabama with Phil Lesh & Friends in May 2019 as part of "Dead Blues".

I'm gonna lay down my heavy burden Way down (down by the riverside)
Way down (down by the riverside)
Way down (down by the riverside)
I'm gonna lay down my heavy burden
Way down (down by the riverside)
Ain't gonna study war no more

Chorus
I ain't gonna study (war no more)
I ain't gonna (study war no more)
I ain't gonna study war no more
I ain't gonna study (war no more)
I ain't gonna (study war no more)
I ain't gonna study war no more

Well, I'm gonna put on my long white robe
Way down (down by the riverside)
Way down (down by the riverside)
Way down (down by the riverside)
I'm gonna put on my long white robe
Way down (down by the riverside)
Ain't gonna study war no more

[chorus]

Well, I'm gonna lay down my sword and shield
Way down (down by the riverside)
Way down (down by the riverside)
Way down (down by the riverside)
I'm gonna lay down my sword and shield
Way down (down by the riverside)
Ain't gonna study war no more

[chorus]
[chorus]
[chorus]
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2008 Down In New Orleans Blind Boys of Alabama

 


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