“I ain’t gonna study war no more”: Peace Song for 7/19/2011

“Study War No More” is the Royal Song of the Day. It’s a classic (well, make that a “traditional”, identified as a Black Spiritual). And, the song can be found in Rise Up Singing on page 163.

Here is a youtube video of Mahalia Jackson singing “Study War No More“:

Some of the new and additional lyrics printed in Rise Up Singing include: “Gonna lay down my income tax / I ain’t a gonna pay for war no more.” “Gonna lay down those Congressional hawks / I ain’t gonna vote for war nore more.”

Duchess Susanna is dedicating this song to the folks who gathered together with us tonight to work for peace.

Click to see albums that includes "Study War No More"

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