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Lyr Req: Looking for the Stone

GUEST 05 Jan 03 - 07:38 PM
Sorcha 05 Jan 03 - 08:51 PM
John Hardly 06 Jan 03 - 08:36 PM
GUEST 08 Jan 03 - 07:41 PM
Jim Dixon 08 Feb 03 - 12:15 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 08 Feb 03 - 11:49 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Looking for the stone
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jan 03 - 07:38 PM

Trying to find words to this Tim and Mollie O'Brian song from a tape of their's called"Remember Me"Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for the stone
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Jan 03 - 08:51 PM

Lyric snippet?


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOOKING FOR THE STONE
From: John Hardly
Date: 06 Jan 03 - 08:36 PM

man, if you can find this'n...

I've looked and looked 'cause I unwisely learned to play along with it before I realized I would never understand the lyrics to sing 'em!


Here's a pretty close proximity from a Phish lyric website. At least it gives some plausible words to stick in those hard to understand places. The O'Brien version changes the order of the verses a bit and has a different chorus but this helps with some of the words I never understood.


Oh Daniel saw the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Daniel saw the stone that came rolling through Babylon
Daniel saw the stone that was hewed out the mountain

Coming down to redeem a mighty world

[repeat above 4 lines]


Well, meet me, Jesus, meet me
Meet me in the middle of the air
'Cause now if these wings should fail me
Lord, I want to hitch on another pair


Oh Jesus was the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Jesus was the stone that came rolling through Babylon
Jesus was the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Coming down to redeem a mighty world

[repeat above 4 lines]


Oh, well the tree it was bending
Up in the heavenly land
Well, my God spoke unto the Holy Ghost
He said, "Come on and let's make man"


I'm looking for the stone that was hewed out the mountain
I'm looking for the stone that came rolling through Babylon
I'm looking for the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Coming down to redeem a mighty world

[repeat above 4 lines]


Well, now, early in the morning the trumpet's gonna sound
The dead and Christ is gonna rise
Well, if you ain't got good religion
Lord, then hell you'll open your eyes


I found that stone that was hewed out the mountain
I found the stone that came rolling through Babylon
I found the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Coming down to redeem a mighty world

[repeat above 4 lines]


Well, I saw a weary traveler
He was walking on down the road
Well, I saw him later that evening
He was walking on down that road


"walk, walk, walk..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for the stone
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jan 03 - 07:41 PM

John Hardy,Thanks for the info.I really like the song but just could not get the lyrics.I was close on a couple of the verses.thanks again...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for the stone
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Feb 03 - 12:15 AM

I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that the correct lyrics should be:

"The dead in Christ is gonna rise" and

"...then hell will open your eyes."


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Subject: Lyr Add: DANIEL SAW THE STONE
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 08 Feb 03 - 11:49 AM

Found at

http://www.geocities.com/jure.babnik/lyrics/daniel_saw_the_stone.txt


DANIEL SAW THE STONE

Here are some lyrics for "Daniel Saw the Stone," transcribed from a version of the song by the Golden Gate Quartet on their "Swing Down, Chariot" album. It is a traditional song. There are some differences between this version and the Phish version, mainly in terms of verses sung. Also, Trey sings "used on the mountain" where it sounds like the Golden Gate Quartet sing "hewed out [of] the mountain," but it's hard to tell...


Oh Daniel saw the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Daniel saw the stone that came rolling through Babylon
Daniel saw the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Coming down to redeem a mighty world
[Oh Daniel saw the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Daniel saw the stone that came rolling through Babylon
Daniel saw the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Coming down to redeem a mighty world
 

Well, meet me, Jesus, meet me
Meet me in the middle of the air
'Cause now if these wings should fail me
Lord, I want to hitch on another pair
Oh Jesus was the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Jesus was the stone that came rolling through Babylon
Jesus was the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Coming down to redeem a mighty world
Oh Jesus was the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Jesus was the stone that came rolling through Babylon
Jesus was the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Coming down to redeem a mighty world
 

Oh, well the tree it was bending
Up in the heavenly land
Well, my God spoke unto the Holy Ghost
He said, "Come on and let's make man"
I'm looking for the stone that was hewed out the mountain
I'm looking for the stone that came rolling through Babylon
I'm looking for the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Coming down to redeem a mighty world
I'm looking for the stone that was hewed out the mountain
I'm looking for the stone that came rolling through Babylon
I'm looking for the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Coming down to redeem a mighty world
 

Well, now, early in the morning the trumpet's gonna sound
The dead and Christ is gonna rise
Well, if you ain't got good religion
Lord, then hell you'll open your eyes
I found that stone that was hewed out the mountain
I found the stone that came rolling through Babylon
I found the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Coming down to redeem a mighty world
I found that stone that was hewed out the mountain
I found the stone that came rolling through Babylon
I found the stone that was hewed out the mountain
Coming down to redeem a mighty world
 

The main difference between this version and Phish's version is that Phish only uses the first verse cited here ("meet me, Jesus, meet me"). The other verse that Trey sings (the only other verse) is this:
 

Well, I saw a weary traveler
He was walking on down the road
Well, I saw him later that evening
He was walking on down that road
[followed by the "walk, walk, walk..." part]
 
Also, Phish does not change the chorus each time around, as the Golden Gate Quartet does, but instead sticks with "Daniel saw the stone..." as in the first chorus cited here


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