Down by the Riverside Lyrics - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars with The Sy Oliver Singers

The Sy Oliver Singers Louis and the Good Book cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1958
Genre: Jazz
Style: Gospel/Swing
length: 3:11
vocal: Louis Armstrong
trumpet: Louis Armstrong
arranger: Sy Oliver
composer: [traditional]
lyricist: [traditional]
I'm gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside

I'm gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
I'm gonna study, study, war no more

I ain't gonna study war no more
Ain't gonna study war no more
I ain't gonna study war no more

I ain't gonna study war no more
Ain't gonna study war no more
I ain't gonna study war no more

I'm gonna lay down my heavy load
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside

I'm gonna lay down my heavy load
Down by the riverside
Gonna study war no more

I ain't gonna study war no more
Ain't gonna study war no more
I ain't gonna study war no more

I 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
Ain't gonna study war no more

Ain't gonna study war no more
Ain't gonna study war no more
Ain't gonna study war no more

Yes, laid down ?
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside

I'm gonna lay down my heavy load
Down by the riverside
God is tiding on no more
No more

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
  • 2 Shadrack
  • 3 Go Down Moses
  • 4 Rock My Soul (In the Bosom of Abraham)
  • 5 Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
  • 6 On My Way (Got on My Travelin'shoes)
  • 7 Down by the Riverside
  • 8 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • 9 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
  • 10 Jonah and the Whale
  • 11 Didn't It Rain
  • 12 This Train