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