"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.

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" is a historic African-American spiritual. The first recording was in 1909, by the Fisk Jubilee Singers of Fisk University.

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" is a historic African-American spiritual. The first recording was in 1909, by the Fisk Jubilee Singers of Fisk University.

Swing Low Sweet Chariot/Uncloudy Day [CD]

Swing Low Sweet Chariot/Uncloudy Day [CD], 19223278

Swing Low Sweet Chariot/Uncloudy Day [CD]

Swing Low Sweet Chariot: 20th Anniversary [CD]

Swing Low Sweet Chariot: 20th Anniversary [CD], 10063484

Swing Low Sweet Chariot: 20th Anniversary [CD]

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot By Etta James  Part of my "Reflections" series. This is THE version of this song !

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot By Etta James Part of my "Reflections" series. This is THE version of this song !

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