2001
Label: Retro (2) - R2CD 40-83 • Series: Dejavu Retro Gold Collection • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk Rock, Folk
Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Various - Spirituals & Gospels (CD)

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is a slow, gospel-like setting of the beloved spiritual that alternates between the laid-back gospel "swing" rhythms and faster, malleted rhythms. A center section, based A center section, based.

Comin' for to carry me home There was a band of angels, a-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 I'm sometimes up, and I'm sometimes down Comin' for to carry me home But but I know my soul is heavenly bound Comin' for to carry me home Swing low, sweet chariot Comin' for to carry me home Swing low, sweet chariot .

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. I looked over Jordan, and what did I see, Coming for to carry me home; A band of angels coming after me, Coming for to carry me home. If you get there before I do, Coming for to carry me home; Tell all my friends I'm coming too, Coming for to carry me home. Chorus Swing Low, sweet chariot, Coming for to carry me home.

The melody may be based on African models. William Ames Fisher mentions an old Rhodesian song similar to "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," while Marion Bauer and Ethel R. Peyser have shown that the response and refrain of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" are like a .

Swing low, sweet chariot, Comin' for to carry me home; Swing low, sweet chariot, Comin' for to carry me home. Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down Comin' for to carry me home But still my soul feels heavenly bound 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.


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