well, who's that ridin, John the Revelator
tell me who's the ridin, John the Revelator
tell me who's that ridin, John the Revelator
wrote the book of the seventh seal

well, God walked down in the cool of the day
and he called Adam by his name
he refused to answer
'cause he was naked and ashamed

tell me who's that ridin, John the Revelator
tell me who's there ridin, John the Revelator
tell me who's there ridin, John the Revelator
wrote the book of the seventh seal

well, Christ had twelve apostles
and he led twelve away
said "walk with me one hour 'til
I go on and pray."

tell me who's that ridin, John the Revelator
tell me who's that ridin, John the Revelator
tell me who's that ridin, John the Revelator
wrote the book of the seventh seal

Christ came down Easter mornin
Mary and Martha came to see
said, "Go tell my disciples
meet me down in Galilee"

tell me who's that ridin, John the Revelator, etc.


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    General Commentdepeche mode has a song by the same title. both songs mention god, but have different lyrics. i wonder if there's any connection and who made John the Revalator first.
    yallRstupidon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a cover of a blind willie johnson song.
    elchanceon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, the original was written and performed by Son House. Nonetheless, all versions of this song by DM, The Blues Brothers, BWJ, and everyone else are all variations of the original Son House song.
    Prepaidon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIndeed, and Depeche Mode's was basically just a blasphemous rape of the actual lyrics
    scarecrow826on August 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually Johnson recorded this in 1930, Son House didn't record it until much later. But this version which uses Son House's lyrics is about the Fall of Man, The Crucifixion, and The Resurrection.
    jimmer-the-greaton July 01, 2010   Link

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