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Lighter Pronunciation of Sweet Chariot (10) RE: Pronunciation of Sweet Chariot 15 Oct 21


I was taught this song in grade school around 1957. The pronunciation was "chariot."

I can't imagine anybody I've ever known saying "chario'." (We don't say "aprico'" either.)

I've just now listened to snippets of about twenty singers on Amazon, white and black, from Paul Robeson to Johnny Cash to Leadbelly and Osceola Mays.

They all say "chariot." (Often "chariat" or "chariet," if you want to be picky.)

With a T.


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