Let Me Ride

DESCRIPTION: "Well, I'm a soldier, let me ride (x3); Low down your chariot and let me ride!" "I've been converted, let me ride..." "I've got my ticket..." "I'm bound for Heaven..." "In the Kingdom..." "Troubles over...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (Warner)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Warner 170, "Let Me Ride" (1 text, 1 tune)
Warner-Eastern, p. 31, "Let Me Ride" (1 text)
Lomax-Singing, p. 36, "Low Down Chariot" (1 text, 1 tune)
Courlander-NFM, p. 72, "(Low Down the Chariot and Let Me Ride)" (1 text); p. 250, "Let Me Ride" (1 tune, partial text)

ST Wa170 (Partial)
Roud #7500
Dock Reed & Vera Hall Ward, "Low Down the Chariot and Let Me Ride" (on NFMAla5) (on ReedWard01)
NOTES [11 words]: This became a staple of gospel quartet recordings in the 1940s. - PJS
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File: Wa170

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