Popularised by the Golden Gate Quartet in the 1940s, it was recorded by Elvis Presley for his 1960 album His Hand in Mine then re-recorded for his 1969 film The Trouble with Girls. This latter version features an all-male back-up group on backing vocals. The same variation of the song for "The Trouble With Girls" was reissued in the 2010 boxed set "The Complete Elvis Presley Masters"; but this time, it features an all-female group singing background vocals.
- Lyrics and tab for Swing Down Sweet Chariot
- (Video) Swing Down Sweet Chariot sung by the Golden Gate Quartet