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SWEET CHARIOT
Emmylou Harris


Oh my darlin' I have searched the desert and the sky
Just to find you and take the mourning from my eyes
When I lost you I suffered and you were sanctified
We are all born to live we are all bound to die
Swing down sweet chariot the flesh will afll and the bones will rot
But from my sorrow you'll carry me not
My heart is bound my soul is chained to the rock
Rock of ages cleft for me I swung down my hammer out in Joshua Tree
It rang on the mountain and rolled to the sea and it will ring from the rock
[ mandolin ]
Oh my children sorrow shall come to each of us
All our trials will soon lay buried in the dust
Long forgotten but quick as silver turns to rust
Love is found when the heart is lost
Swing down sweet chariot...
Swing down sweet chariot...


EMMYLOU HARRIS

Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. In addition to her work as a solo artist and bandleader, both as an interpreter of other composers' works and as a singer-songwriter, she is a sought-after backing vocalist and duet partner, working with numerous other artists including Gram Parsons, The Band, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Mark Knopfler, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Rodney Crowell, John Denver and Neil Young. ... Read More