Lean on the Lord's Side
DESCRIPTION: "Wai', poor Daniel, He lean on the Lord's side. Say, Daniel rock the lion's joy (=jaw). Lean on the Lord's side. (Say) the golden chain to ease him down...." "The silver spade to dig his grave."
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious animal
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 100, "Lean on the Lord's Side" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Allen/Ware/Garrison call this a variant of "Who Is on the Lord's Side," but the tunes are different and there are only a few lines in common; Roud and I both split.
Allen/Ware/Garrison give the second line as "Daniel rock the lion's jaw," which they link with the story of Samson (who tore a lion to pieces; Judges 14:5fff). I suspect that should be "Daniel LOCK the lion's jaw." The whole point of Daniel, chapter 6, is that God shut the jaws of the lions. - RBW
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