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GUEST,Masato at work Origins: history of Down by the Riverside (61* d) RE: Origins: history of Down by the Riverside 30 Jan 07


A version was sung in the film Afro-American Work Songs in a Texas Prison (1966):

[PRISONERS HOE TOGETHER IN OPEN FIELD] (Prisoners sing while hoeing)

SINGING PRISONERS: Well, I'm gonna try on my long white robe
Down by the River Side
Down by the River Side
Down by the River Side
Well, I'm gonna try on my long white robe
Down by the River Side
I'm gonna study war no more
Well I ain't gonna study war no more
And I ain't gonna study war no more
Well I ain't gonna study war no more
Gonna meet with Mr. Pete
Down by the River Side
Down by the River Side
Down by the River Side
Gonna meet with Mr. Pete
Down by the River Side
Gonna study war no more
Well, I ain't gonna study war no more
Well, I ain't gonna study war no more
I ain't gonna study war no more
I'm gonna try on my long white robe
Down by the River Side
Down by the River Side
Down by the River Side
Gonna try on my long white robe
Down by the River Side
Don't study war no more
Well, I ain't gonna study war no more
Well, I ain't gonna study war no more
Well, I ain't gonna study war no more
Gonna try on my golden wings
Down by the River Side
Down by the River Side
Down by the River Side
Gonna try on my golden wings
Down by the River Side
Gonna study war no more
Well, I ain't gonna study war no more
Well I ain쳌ft gonna study war no more
Well I ain쳌ft gonna study war no more
Gonna try on my golden shoes
Down by the River Side
Down by the River Side
Down by the River Side
Gonna try on my golden shoes
Down by the River Side
Gonna study war no more
Gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the River Side
Down by the River Side
Down by the River Side
Gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the River Side
Gonna study war no more
Well I ain쳌ft gonna study war no more
Well I ain쳌ft gonna study war no more
I ain쳌ft gonna study war no more
Well I ain쳌ft gonna study no more
Well I ain쳌ft gonna study war no more
I ain쳌ft gonna study war no more
Gonna meet with the one above
Down by the River Side
Down by the River Side
Down by the River Side
Gonna meet with the one above
Down by the River Side
I ain't gonna study war no more


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