Down in the Valley Lyrics
The words and lyrics of this African American Spiritual begin with "We 'll run and never tire" as the first line of the song. The words, tune and lyrics of the "Down in the Valley" song were passed on verbally and the names of the author and composer are therefore unknown.
Down in the Valley Song Meaning and History
The history of the "Down in the Valley" song lyrics date back to the Slave Plantations between the 1600's to 1800's. Meaning: The song was sung by slaves at the height of the American Civil War (1861 - 1865). The fighting, death, flashing of guns and explosives drew comparisons by the slaves to the Biblical stories of the Apocalypse. The slaves longed for the end of the Civil War and to the possibility of their freedom. We have placed "Down in the Valley" in the category of African American Spirituals, aka Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs.
Down in the Valley Song
Title: Down in the Valley *** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Unknown *** Category: Slave Songs aka African American Spirituals or Negro Spirituals