Looking for the Stone

aka "Daniel Saw The Stone"

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"Looking for the Stone"
(Keith Whitley & Ralph Stanley)
by The Rosinators
Paul Castle, vocals, acoustic guitar
Will Sneyd, fiddle, vocals
Fliss Premru, fiddle, vocals



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Little Sadie
Poncho's Lament (Tom Waits)





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Lyrics

Looking for the Stone
(as sung by The Rosinators)

I'm looking for the stone that was hewn out the mountain, Lord
I'm looking for the stone that came rolling down from Babylon
I'm looking for the stone that was hewn out the mountain, Lord
Tearing down the kingdom of this world, oh yea
Tearing down the kingdom of this world

My father found a stone that was hewn out the mountain, Lord
My mother found a stone that came rolling down from Babylon
mother found a stone that was hewn out the mountain, Lord
Tearing down the kingdom of this world, oh yea
Tearing down the kingdom of this world

My mother found a stone that was hewn out the mountain, Lord
My mother found a stone that came rolling down from Babylon
My mother found a stone that was hewn out the mountain, Lord
Tearing down the kingdom of this world, oh yea
Tearing down the kingdom of this world

King Jesus is a stone that was hewn out the mountain, Lord
King Jesus is a stone that came rolling down from Babylon
King Jesus is a stone that was hewn out the mountain, Lord
Tearing down the kingdom of this world, oh yea
Tearing down the kingdom of this world

I'm looking for the stone that was hewn out the mountain, Lord
I'm looking for the stone that came rolling down from Babylon
I'm looking for the stone that was hewn out the mountain, Lord
Tearing down the kingdom of this world, oh yea
Tearing down the kingdom of this world, oh yea
Tearing down the kingdom of this world




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Song History

Based on the spiritual 'Daniel Saw The Stone'

Lyrics transcribed from a version of the song by the Golden Gate Quartet

Lyrics as sung by Phish

From 'The Gospel According to America: A Meditation on a God-blessed,
Christ-haunted idea' by David Dark

In "Daniel Saw the Stone" (1931) the Silver Leaf Quartette of Norfolk
describe a historical momentum that begins with Daniel staying the
wrath of King Nebuchadnezzer against the wise men of Babylon by
giving a description and an interpretation of the king's restless dream.
The vision is that of a rolling stone, hewn out of a mountain and not
made of human hands, which breaks through Babylon, becomes a
mountain, and fills the entire earth. As the Silver Leaf Quartette sing
it, a young David as well as Jesus got hold of the same stone, and
now they, with their families, want to get hold of it too. The stone,
turned mountain, turned inheritor of earth, is the only game in town.
Call it what you like. This rolling stone breaks down crowns and
thrones and all that oppresses, and it somehow encompasses all
good, drawing in and redeeming all manner of things, making them
well and whole.

Major Recordings

'Daniel Saw De Stone'
Silver Leaf Quartette of Norfolk (1928-1931)

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Silver Leaf Quartette of Norfolk (1928-1931)

Silver Leaf Quartette of Norfolk (1928-1931) - Silver Leaf Quartette of Norfolk / Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com
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'Daniel Saw The Stone'
Golden Gate Quartet - Complete Recorded Works
in Chronolical Order Volume 4 1939-1943


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The Golden Gate Quartet

Golden Gate Quartet Vol. 4 (1939-1943) - The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet / Amazon.com
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'Daniel Saw The Stone'
Phish - Live Phish Volume 7

Phish - Live Phish Volume 7

Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com
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'Looking For The Stone'
Ralph Stanley - Mountain Preacher's Child

Ralph Stanley - Mountain Preacher's Child

Mountain Preacher's Child - Ralph Stanley / Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com
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Looking For The Stone
Dry Branch Fire Squad - Memories That Bless and Burn

Dry Branch Fire Squad - Memories That Bless and Burn

Memories That Bless and Burn - Dry Branch Fire Squad / Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com
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'Looking For The Stone'
Tim & Mollie O'Brien - Remember Me

Tim & Mollie O'Brien - Remember Me

Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com
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Lyrics & Song history research for other recordings by The Rosinators

Old Joe Clark
Orange Blossom Special
One Kind Favour
I Saw the Light (Hank Williams)
In My Time of Dyin'
Cindy's Breakdown (aka Get Along Home Cindy)
Joli Blon (aka Jolie Blonde)
Little Sadie
Poncho's Lament (Tom Waits)

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