Study War No More - Mike Baytop (4:18)

This is a beautiful rendition of an old classic. Mike is president of the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation and hung out with Archie for years. His work at the Barbershop honors Archie's request to keep the Blues alive. In this song, Mike sings in a rich authentic voice and plays mesmerizing Piedmont style guitar, adding a nice background with bones (in honor of a favorite Barbershop ancestor, Richard "Mr. Bones" Thomas). You can't get any better than "Study War No More," especially in today's world. For more on Mike, see http://www.acousticblues.com/mike_bio.htm. Copyright Mike Baytop 2006.

LYRICS: STUDY WAR NO MORE

Gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside 3x
Gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
Study war no more

Ain't gonna study war no more 6x

Put on my starry crown
Down by the riverside 3x
Put on my starry crown
Down by the riverside
Ain't gonna study war no more

Ain't gonna study war no more 6x

Gonna talk with the prince of peace
Down by the riverside 3x
Gonna talk with the prince of peace
Down by the riverside
Ain't gonna study war no more

Ain't gonna study war no more 6x

Gonna lay down my heavy load
Down by the riverside 3x
Gonna lay down my heavy load
Down by the riverside
Ain't gonna study war no more

Ain't gonna study war no more 6x

Gonna lay down my gun and belt
Down by the riverside 3x
Gonna lay down my gun and belt
Down by the riverside
Ain't gonna study war no more

Ain't gonna study war no more 6x