"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" is a historic American Negro spiritual. The first recording was in 1909, by the Fisk Jubilee Singers of Fisk University.  In 2002, the Library of Congress honored the song as one of 50 recordings chosen that year to be added to the National Recording Registry. It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Freedom Seekers "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" is a historic African-American spiritual. The first recording was in by the Fisk Jubilee Singers of Fisk University.

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Harmonica Tab

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Harmonica Tab

Sing Low, Sweet Chariot Sheet Music for Tin Whistle

Sing Low, Sweet Chariot Sheet Music for Tin Whistle

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" was written by Wallis Willis, a Choctaw freedman in the old Indian Territory in what is now Choctaw County, near the County of Hugo, Oklahoma sometime before 1862. He was inspired by the Red River, which reminded him of the Jordan River and of the Prophet Elijah's being taken to heaven by a chariot (2 Kings 2:11). Many sources claim that this song and "Steal Away" (also composed by Willis) had lyrics that referred to the Underground Railroad.

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" was written by Wallis Willis, a Choctaw freedman in the old Indian Territory in what is now Choctaw County, near the County of Hugo, Oklahoma sometime before 1862. He was inspired by the Red River, which reminded him of the Jordan River and of the Prophet Elijah's being taken to heaven by a chariot (2 Kings 2:11). Many sources claim that this song and "Steal Away" (also composed by Willis) had lyrics that referred to the Underground Railroad.

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Tab for 6 Hole Ocarina

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Daddy sang this and Amazing Grace to me every night.  =)    Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - The Plantation Singers

"Daddy sang this and Amazing Grace to me every night. =)" Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - The Plantation Singers

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