(African American Spiritual)

1. Way down yonder in the middle of the field,
Angel workin’ on the chariot wheel.
Not so particular ‘bout workin’ at the wheel,
But I just want-a see how the chariot feels.

Now let me fly,
Now let me fly,
Now let me fly
Into Mount Zion, Lord, Lord.

2. I got a mother in the promised land,
Ain’t gonna stop till I shake her hand.
Not so particular ‘bout shakin’ her hand,
But I just want-a go_up to the promised land. Refrain

3. Meet that hypocrite on the street,
First thing he’ll do is show his teeth.
Next thing he’ll do is tell a lie,
And the best thing to do is pass him by. Refrain

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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