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Guitar: Down In The River To Pray (Including lyrics and chords)

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Published on May 11, 2013

Janice Bisset has requested this one. I uploaded a version of it a while back accompanied on the autoharp, but Janice has asked for a guitar version, so here it is.
It is one of the songs used in the film 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou?'
The following article I have copied from a site called 'Spero News':

The song as originally composed was known as "The Good Old Way", and is attributed to a G.H. (George H.) Allan in the contents section of the slave song book of 1867. The song may also be known as "Come, Let Us All Go Down", but has also been known as "Down to the Valley to Pray", and alternately as "Down in the River to Pray". However, as originally constructed by Allan or another, the song is often interpreted as an entreaty to sinners to go and ask for the grace of baptism and the limitless mercy of their Lord.

This I hope explains why this version is 'Down In The River.....' rather than the title used by Alison Krauss 'Down To The River......'.

http://bit.ly/1aKkBv9 If you're looking to improve the way you play the Guitar you NEED to see this!

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