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Swing down sweet chariot


Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - swing down sweet chariot

recording date: 1 december,1909
release date: 1910
originally by: Fisk University Jubilee Quartet

originally written by: Traditional
catalognumber: 16453
label: victor

members: J.W. Work;N.W. Ryder;J.A. Myers;Alfred G. King

Other recordings:
26-02-12 - Apollo Jubilee Quartet (Columbia A 1169);
23-12-15 - Fisk Jubilee Singers (Columbia A 1883).

Lyrics And Music

recording date elvis: Monday, 31 October 1960; Studio
first release:

There's a problem with the title of this song. The thing is, another song exists called "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" (it goes, "Swing low sweet chariot, coming for to carry me home...." and is often heard at rugby matches!). It seems that they were both originally part of the same song, but have somehow become separated in time! (The Fisk University Jubilee Quartet's version, recorded on 1 December 1909 and released on Victor 16453, was titled "Swing Low Sweet Chariot")
A different version of this number was recorded for the film "The Trouble With Girls" and was not officially released until 1995 on the CD, "Double Features: Live a Little, Love a Little; Charro!; The Trouble With Girls; Change of Habit."
It is possible that an earlier recording of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" was made on a cylinder by the Standard Quartette in 1894, but I have been unable to confirm this.

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