Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra, 1940
Recording - Columbia 35567
There are many versions of this song,
with lyrics dating from 1918
"Ain't gonna study war no more" is a reference to the Bible: "nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." Isaiah 2:4
BBC tracks from Assembly Songs includes a version of the Riverside song.
Listening and singing along with contrasting versions, including those on youtube,
is offered as a valuable Educational activity.
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE
I'm gonna try on my long white robe
Ain't gonna study war no more (x 6)
I'm gonna meet my darlin' mother