Baby Lullaby Lyrics – Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Baby Lullaby Lyrics - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Have you ever wondered what is the story behind the origin of the famous song swing low sweet chariot lullaby, well, if we have piqued your interest, we recommend going through the following post to know more!

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ – Lyrics

Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home

I looked over Jordan and what did I see
Comin’ for to carry me home
A band of angels comin’ after me
Comin’ for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home

If you get to heaven before I do
Comin’ for to carry me home
Tell all my friends I’m comin’ there too
Comin’ for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home

I’m sometimes up and sometimes down
Comin’ for to carry me home
But still I know I’m heavenly (freedom) bound
Comin’ for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home

If I get there before you do
Comin’ for to carry me home
I’ll cut a hole and pull you through
Comin’ for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin’ for to carry me home

Regarded as the widely recognized and popular African American spirituals, the song ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ is regarded as one of the ‘Songs Of The Century’ by the Library of Congress in 2002. The words to swing low sweet chariot were given by Wallis Willis around 1865. However, the original lyrics were recorded as a song by the Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1909.

The mesmerizing song has since been used in many famous movies that include Dirigible in 1931, Everybody Sing in 1938, National Lampoon’s Vacation in 1983, The X Factor: Celebrity in 2019, to name a few. There are many versions of the song available since its original launch and Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Sam Cooke, And Paul Robeson are amongst few who recorded their own versions of the song.