John The Revelator

Another famous traditional that Blind Willie Johnson recorded. Aside from changing the melody and chords, I wondered:
What if John of Patmos was writing the Book Of Revelations, and some of the other gods stopped by? And told him their versions of the end of times?

Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Wrote the book of the seven seals


John was writing, Buddha came by
Seven suns gonna fill the sky
Every creature will have to die


Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Wrote the book of the seven seals


Brahma laughed and shook his head
Many cycles until I’m dead
Keep in mind the things I said


Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Wrote the book of the seven seals


Odin said the worlds are nine
Ragnorok will come in time
Death will rise and I’ll face mine


Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Wrote the book of the seven seals


Mahdi came to take a look
Said “you’ve written quite a book”
When I appear you’re off the hook”    

     
Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Who’s that writing?  John the Revelator
Wrote the book of the seven seals

 

Who's that? Who's that?
John the Revelator
Who's that? Who's that?
John the Revelator
Who's that? Who's that?
John the Revelator
Wrote the book of the seven seals
 

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Based on the traditional performed by Blind Willie Johnson


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