"You know God walked down in the cool of the day
And called Adam by his name
And he refused to answer
'Cause he was naked and ashamed."
"John the Revelator" is a traditional Gospel blues call and response song. In the chorus, John of Patmos, the traditional author of the Book of Revelation, is writing "the book of the seven seals." At the time of the song's composition (and in modern times), John of Patmos was generally considered the same person as John the Apostle and John the Evangelist. The song was recorded on April 20, 1930 in Atlanta, Georgia by Blind Willie Johnson -- -- La WikPosted by gerardvanderleun at December 16, 2012 12:24 PM