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Lyr Req: Shadrach (Robert MacGimsey)

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THE FOURTH MAN


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(origins) Origins: Shadrach, Meschach & Abednego (9)


jhill@plix.com 04 Apr 97 - 07:07 PM
jhill 07 Apr 97 - 11:46 AM
Les Blank 07 Apr 97 - 12:28 PM
bo vandenberg 21 Apr 97 - 12:19 AM
Gene Graham 21 Apr 97 - 02:26 AM
belter 21 Apr 97 - 09:45 PM
21 Apr 97 - 11:51 PM
Gene Graham 22 Apr 97 - 07:15 PM
Jim Dixon 11 Oct 10 - 03:36 PM
GUEST,Gerry 12 Oct 10 - 07:43 AM
wysiwyg 12 Oct 10 - 09:45 AM
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Subject: ARTIST:FIREY FURNANCE
From: jhill@plix.com
Date: 04 Apr 97 - 07:07 PM

I would like to know what group sang the song about the biblical fiery furnace in the early 60's and what was the name of the song. We think it might be the Kingston Trio or The Limeliters who recorded it. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: ARTIST:FIREY FURNANCE
From: jhill
Date: 07 Apr 97 - 11:46 AM

no replies?


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Subject: RE: ARTIST:FIREY FURNANCE
From: Les Blank
Date: 07 Apr 97 - 12:28 PM

The reason for scanty reply may be several fold. I have nearly everything the Trio (even the 7-UP commercials) and The Limeliters ever recorded and I couldn't come up with a thing. There is an old BSA campfire song called "Happy Sunday School" that has a verse about Hebrew children in the furnace "but along came a water spout and put the fire out". Also a reference in Phil Harris's "Preacher and the Bear." Nothing else comes to mind. Sorry !!


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Subject: RE: ARTIST:FIREY FURNANCE
From: bo vandenberg
Date: 21 Apr 97 - 12:19 AM

The only two things that come to mind are IT'S COOL IN THE FURNACE which I recall as an AL. Weber musical, and the song of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

COOL IN FURNACE has chorus:

It's cool in the furnace, man. x2 It's not hot in this furnace. Man, this furnace is cool.

Louis Armstrong sang about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and begins

There were three children from the land of Israel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

That's all that comes to mind

Maybe if you gave some of the song as you remember it people might have more to go on.

bo


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Subject: RE: ARTIST:FIREY FURNANCE
From: Gene Graham
Date: 21 Apr 97 - 02:26 AM

Johnny Cash recorded the song: THE FOURTH MAN..about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego...Don't know if that's what you are looking for...but you can find the lyrics at: http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie under songs/c/cash


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Subject: RE: ARTIST:FIREY FURNANCE
From: belter
Date: 21 Apr 97 - 09:45 PM

I think it might be on a red clay ramblers, but I'll have to check. I know I just heard it the other day.


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Subject: RE: ARTIST:FIREY FURNANCE
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Date: 21 Apr 97 - 11:51 PM

DIDN'T MY LORD DELIVER DANIEL?

And the Hebrew children from the fiery furnace

The above entry on the DT just MIGHT be the one and this might narrow the search for the artist. (Talk about reminiscence time. We used to belt that one out at Pleasant Heights United Church young people's group on Sunday nights and that's 1962-63.)


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FOURTH MAN (IN THE FIRE) (A Smith)
From: Gene Graham
Date: 22 Apr 97 - 07:15 PM

Here's the version by Johnny Cash:


THE FOURTH MAN (IN THE FIRE) - Recorded by Johnny Cash - Written by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith

CHORUS: [E] They wouldn't [B7] bend;
They held on to the will of [E] God so we are told
They wouldn't [B7] bow;
They would not bow their knees to [E] Idols made of gold
They wouldn't [B7] burn;
They were protected by the [E] Fourth Man in the fire
They wouldn't [A] bend, they wouldn't [B7] bow, they wouldn't [E] burn.

1. [E] Now the prophet Daniel tells about three [A] men who walked with God
[B7] Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego; before the wicked king they [E] stood
And the king commanded them bound and thrown into the [A] fiery furnace that day
But the [B7] fire was so hot that the men were slain that forced them on their [E] way.

CHORUS

2. Now when the three were cast in and the king rose up to witness this awful fate
He began to tremble at what he saw; in astonished tones he spake
Did we not cast three men bound; into the midst of the fire
Well, Lo, I see four men unhurt; unbound and walkin' down there;
There's Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego; in the fiery coals they trod
But the form of the Fourth Man that I see; is like the Son of God;

REFRAIN: CHANGE TO F: REPEAT REFRAIN:


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHADRACH (Robert MacGimsey)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 03:36 PM

I'd bet this is the one the original requestor wanted.

I found these lyrics online, and then tweaked them a bit after comparing them with the recording by Brook Benton on YouTube:


SHADRACH*
Written by Robert MacGimsey
As sung by Brook Benton, 1962

(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)
(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)

Now there were three children from the land of Israel.
(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)
Ah, they took a little trip to the land of Babylon.
(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)
And ol' Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon.
(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)
So they took a lot of gold, and made him an idol.
(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)

And they told ev'rybody, "When you hear the music of the clarinet,"
They told ev'rybody, "When you hear the music of the flute—
Now listen, children, when you hear the music of the horn,
Ah, you gotta bow down and worship the idol."
(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)

Ah, but the children of Israel would not bow down.
(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)
"We ain't goin' bow to no golden idol."
(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)
No, you couldn't fool the children with the golden idol.
(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)
So the king cast the children in the fiery furnace.
(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)
He heaped on coal and red-hot brimstone, the Good Book say,
(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)
Even made it seven times hotter than it oughta be.
(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)
Now, they burned up the soldiers that the king had put there.
(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)

Oh, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego!

Mm-hmm, then the Good Lord called an angel,
Gave him a couple of wings.
He said, "Go down there through the middle of the furnace"
And began to coolin' the flames.
And those children got so happy,
They went struttin' right through the fire.
And this lot(?) they had talkin' 'bout the power of the gospel.
(Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)

Oh, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego!


* SHADRACH is the official title according to ASCAP.com but it has also been recorded under the titles:
SHADRACH, MESHACH, ABEDNEGO
SHADRACK
SHADRAK

A hit for Brook Benton in 1962. Also recorded by The Ames Brothers, Louis Armstrong, Nelson Eddy, The Fairfield Four, The Golden Gate Quartet (1947), Grant Green & Sonny Clark, Bill Holman, The Larks, The Modern Jazz Quartet with Sonny Rollins, Vaughn Monroe, Louis Prima, John Raitt, Kay Starr, and many others.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shadrach (Robert MacGimsey)
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 07:43 AM

It's in the repertoire of the New Zealand band, The Jews Brothers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shadrach (Robert MacGimsey)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 09:45 AM

BTW for ease in singing the consonants, "Abednego" (the correct Biblical name) is often sung Abendigo, and is not quite a mondegreen.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shadrach (Robert MacGimsey)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 09:52 PM

True, it's more of a modnegreen.


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