It sounds like a take off of "Daniel Saw the Stone".
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thank you very much for this comment, which brought me on a new track.
I thought, my English was good, but I did not recognize the verb "hewed", and instead of "Babylon" I understood "Bethlehem".
Funny, that I did not recognize the melody; I have "Daniel saw the stone" on a record by The Golden Gate Quartet.
With that information I can continue my search for the artist.