Daniel in the Lion's Den

DESCRIPTION: "Among the Jewish captives one Daniel there was found." Daniel's piety is renowned. His enemies cause the King to demand that all people worship only the King for 30 days. Daniel does not, is thrown to the lions -- and survives
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Brown); there are several older references to songs of this title, but they may not be the same
KEYWORDS: religious animal royalty Bible Jew
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 524, "Daniel in the Lion's Den" (1 text)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 524, "Daniel in the Lion's Den" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
Sharp-EnglishFolkSongsFromSouthernAppalachians 194, "Daniel in the Lion's Den" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #3614
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, "Daniel in the Lion's Den" (Decca 48116, c. 1948)
NOTES [38 words]: This is too accurate to be folk song. (Too bad there was no king called Darius the Mede, so the whole section in Daniel is demonstrably historically inaccurate.) This is a dull but correct retelling of the events in Daniel 6. - RBW
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