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Swing Down Sweet Chariot

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Words & Music: Arranged and adapted by Elvis Presley
Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I’ve got a home on the other side

Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I’ve got a home on the other side

Well, well, well, well, well, well

Ezekial went down in the middle of a field
He saw an angel workin' on a chariot wheel
Wasn't so particular 'bout the chariot wheel
Just wanted to see how a chariot feel

Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I’ve got a home on the other side

Well, well, well Ezekial went down and he got on board
Chariot went a bumpin' on down the road
Zeke wasn't so particular 'bout the bumpin' of the road
Just wanted to lay down his heavy load

Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I’ve got a home on the other side

Well I got a father in the promised land
Ain't no more stoppin' till I shake his hand
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
I've got a home on the other side

Why don't you swing down sweet chariot
Stop and let me ride
Swing down chariot
Stop and let me ride
Rock me lord, rock me lord
Calm and easy
Well I’ve got a home on the other side
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Recorded: 1960/10/30, first released on His Hand in Mine

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ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 1, 2013report abuse
This is such a wonderful, electrifying, groovy and fun gospel song and Elvis easily has the very best renditions of it. No one will ever be able to sing gospel songs as well or better than Elvis sang them.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2013report abuse
Both performances are absolutely top notch demonstrating just how good our boy was in this genre. Energetic, committed and totally convincing - 5 stars with ease.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 16, 2013report abuse
Great rolling gospel. Both versions do the trick for me.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 30, 2012report abuse
Great in 1960 when he recorded it for the "His Hand In Mine" LP and just as good when he recorded it in 1968 for the movie "The Trouble With Girls". A definite highlight on the HHIM LP...5 stars all the way. I always wondered why Camden did not include the movie version on the 1971 LP "You'll Never Walk Alone", it would have rounded out the LP at 10 songs.
Loesje (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
One of my favourite gospelsongs! Very cathy tune!
burninglove92 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
Love this song! very catchy absoulutely awesome song to get in to and start dancing to. love both 1960 and version and the 1969 on trouble with girls. love watching elvis performing this. TCB

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