"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" was first written by Wallis Willis, a Choctaw freedman in the old Indian Territory, 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. Many sources (see Songs of the underground railroad) claim that this song and "Steal Away"—also composed by Willis—had lyrics that referred to the Underground Railroad, the resistance movement that helped slaves escape from the South to the North and Canada.
Dedicated as ato Tori aka and Tango akawho celebrate their special day on 5/03/11. Please go and wish them all the best
This is also my entry into's "Spring Blooms Contest" going on right now through 5/31/11. Go and visit her journal to enter
Thanking you in advance here for any s you may grant as I do truly appreciate them.