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Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967)

"Down by the Riverside" (also known as "Ain't Gonna Study War No More" and "Gonna lay down my burden") is a traditional gospel song. It was first published in Carl Sandburg's The American Songbag (1927)

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Carl Sandburg in 1955

Down By the Riverside

  • Gonna lay down my sword and shield
    Down by the riverside,                                                                                                 Down by the riverside,
    Down by the riverside.
    Gonna lay down my burden,
    Down by the riverside,
    Down by the riverside.

Chorus:
I ain't go study war no more,
study war no more,
ain't go study war no more.
I ain't go study war no more,
study war no more,
ain't go study oh war no more.

  • Gonna talk with the Prince of Peace
    Down by the riverside...
  • Gonna try on my starry crown
    Down by the riverside...
  • Gonna put on my golden shoes
    Down by the riverside...

Gonna lay down my burden,
Down by the riverside,