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This song is a Negro spiritual. Alternative titles are: "When I Laid [Lay] My Burden Down," and "I'm Gonna Lay My Burdens Down" (the latter is by Doc Watson). An earlier version was recorded by Odum & Johnson as well as other versions recorded by other artists.
Dave worked with this song for the "Because of Winn-Dixie" soundtrack, but it didn't end up on the final cut of the soundtrack.