Down To The River To Pray

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"Down To The River To Pray" is a well-known, traditional Appalachian song but, as originally composed, was known as “The Good Old Way”, and is attributed to a G.H. Allan in the contents section of the slave song book of 1867.

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As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the starry crown
Good Lord, show me the way!

O sisters let's go down,
Let's go down, come on down,
O sisters let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the robe and crown
Good Lord, show me the way!

O brothers let's go down,
Let's go down, come on down,
Come on brothers let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the starry crown
Good Lord, show me the way!

O sinners let's go down,
Let's go down, come on down,
O sinners let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.

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from My Immortal Home, track released April 15, 2011
Vocals, BGVs: Jessica Forbes
BGVs: Katie Beth Judd

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