(Swing Low)

by Jonni Greth

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released June 9, 2012

Jonni Greth-- guitar, vocals, lyrics
Joby Morey-- cello, percussive cello, accordion
Michael Bishop-- engineering, mixing
Aaron Clark-- mastering, violin

Album art--Hannah Enkel

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Jonni Greth Nashville, Tennessee

Singer/ Songwriter Jonni Greth spent years traveling the Eastern United States-playing music in every town he visited- before arriving in Nashville. His style, which runs the gamut from spooky alt-country to lush, string-heavy Americana, revolves around his earthy fingerpicking style and warm, philanthropic melody lines. ... more

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Track Name: Chariots Over Birmingham
Darkness filled the sky as I rolled into town
Found many of my friends were still sleeping underground
My heart was beating fast and the cars were moving slow
Waiting for the chariot to come swinging, swinging low

She said that she was slave, and I told her I was free
She put shackles on my wrists, and we fell onto her sheets
My heart was beating fast, and her hands were moving slow
Still I couldn't feel that chariot come swinging, swinging low

She looked in my eyes for a savior
Brushed her lips across my face to feel my fever
A delirium she hoped would free her
I knew she wasn't searching there for me
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home

With grace that is new every morning
A new creation woke beneath her knotted bedsheets
I lay there as she played with my hair
I could only hope she found Christ in me somewhere

Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming ?for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me,
Coming for to carry me home

Swing low, Swing low
Why don't you swing low

Well, I thought as the plane left the runway
How the two of us shook hands and parted ways
Well, the radio crackled and explained
That the Mason-Dixon shimmered up ahead

Well, I looked over Jordan
And what did I see?
Coming for to carry me home
A band of angels coming after me
Coming for to carry me home

Oh, swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me, coming for to carry me home
Swing low, swing low
Why don't you swing low?

Well, if you get there before I do
Coming for to carry me home
Tell all my friends I'll be coming there too
Coming for to carry me home


Oh, swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low, swing low
Why don't you swing low?

Coming for to carry me home