DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE

JULY 2004

Download:
Riverside_Live.mp3

This is a great old spiritual that has new meaning every time there is a conflict in the world. We recorded this live at the Fairfield concert hall in Croydon England on June 30, 2004. The audience is singing very well.

Lyrics

[G] Gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
[D] Down by the riverside
[G] Down by the riverside
Gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
Down [D] by the [G] riverside
refrain
I ain't gonna [C] study war no more,
I ain't gonna [G] study war no more,
Study war no [D] more.
I ain't gonna [C] study war no more,
I ain't gonna [G] study war no more,
Study [D] war no [G] more.
Gonna walk with the Prince of Peace
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
refrain
Gonna put on my long white robe;
Down By the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Gonna put on my long white robe; Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
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
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside

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