The classic hymn gets a new treatment in this arrangement: the same familiar gospel feel, with a slight ragtime edge. A soloist sings the opening of each phrase (“Gonna lay down my sword and shield...”) and SATB choir answers (“...down by the riverside”).

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Lyrics

1.

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.

Gonna study war no more.

Refrain

I ain’t gonna study war no more,

ain’t gonna study war no more,

ain’t 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.

2.

Gonna lay down my war shoes,

Down by the riverside,

down by the riverside,

down by the riverside.

Gonna lay down my war shoes,

Down by the riverside.

Gonna study war no more.

3.

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.

Gonna study war no more.

4.

Gonna meet my Savior,

Down by the riverside,

down by the riverside,

down by the riverside.

Gonna meet my Savior,

Down by the riverside.

Gonna study war no more.

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Indexes

Topical: Justice
Social Concern
Style: Spiritual