First published in Fisk's Jubilee Songbook (1872) and partly used by Anton Dvorák in his New World Symphony. Title is Underground Railroad code for The Railroad train to Freedom.
Fisk University Male Quartet [Jubilee choir of the black university of Nashville, established in 1866 by idealists concerned with the education of freshly freed slaves; from day one the choir was their best publicity, bringing negro spirituals to every corner of the world]
Fats Waller [on pipe organ]
Peggy Lee [swing-jazz version]
Dizzy Gillespie [as Swing Low Sweet Cadillac]
Johnny Burnette [as Sweet Baby Doll]
Louis Armstrong [on lp Swing Low, Sweet Satchmo]
Coasters [as Wake Me, Shake Me]
Laurel Aitken [possibly Clapton's example]
Sam Cooke [title track lp]
Parliament [as Swing Down, Sweet Chariot]
Volumia! [as Swing Low]
Russell Watson [as Swing Low '99; hit in UK]
The Swing Down Sweet Chariot recorded by Elvis for his first gospel album His Hand In Mine is a different song. See also: My Old Kentucky Home.