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Traditional
Arrangement by Alison Krauss

Down To The River To Pray 

E                                    B7                  E 
As I went down in the river to pray, studying about that good old way 
                                          B7    A           E 
And who shall wear the starry crown, good Lord, show me the way 
B7         E              A                      E 
Oh sisters let’s go down, let’s go down, come on down 
B7         E              A                    E 
Oh sisters let’s go down, down in the river to pray


E                                    B7                  E 
As I went down in the river to pray, studying about that good old way 
                                            B7    A           E 
And who shall wear the robe and crown, good Lord, show me the way 
B7          E                       A             E 
Oh brothers let’s go down, let’s go down, come on down 
B7               E              A                    E 
Come on brothers let’s go down, down in the river to pray


E                                    B7                  E 
As I went down in the river to pray, studying about that good old way 
                                          B7    A           E 
And who shall wear the starry crown, good Lord, show me the way 
B7         E              A                      E 
Oh fathers let’s go down, let’s go down, come on down 
B7         E              A                    E 
Oh fathers let’s go down, down in the river to pray

 
E                                    B7                  E 
As I went down in the river to pray, studying about that good old way 
                                            B7    A           E 
And who shall wear the robe and crown, good Lord, show me the way 
B7          E             A                                E 
Oh mothers let’s go down, come on down, don’t you wanna go down 
B7              E              A                    E 
Come on mothers let’s go down, down in the river to pray

 
E                          B7                  E 
Down in the river to pray, studying about that good old way 
                                          B7    A           E 
And who shall wear the starry crown, good Lord, show me the way 
B7         E        A                            E 
Oh sinners let’s go down, let’s go down, come on down 
B7         E              A                    E 
Oh sinners let’s go down, down in the river to pray


E                                    B7                  E 
As I went down in the river to pray, studying about that good old way 
                                            B7    A           E 
And who shall wear the robe and crown, good Lord, show me the way
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