Song > Call and Response Songs > Down by the riverside


Title: Down by the riverside
Composer: Trad
Arrangement: Emyr Rhys
Lyrics: Trad
Key: G Major
Vocal range: 7th
Parts: 3
Grading: Intermediate
Theme: Gospel / Spiritual / Work song

Down by the riverside

This is a traditional song based on the song ‘Down by the riverside’, which was sung by slaves in the American South as a work song. The melody was also used in a 1960s jingle for McDonald’s.