Who Was John?

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Performed by the Jerry Garcia Band when Keith & Donna Godchaux were members.

Who was John, John?
He was a writer
Who was John, John?
He was a writer
Who was John, John?
He was a writer
Then angels came from heaven, down
See who would wear the crown
Seal up your book old John
John don't you write no more

You write down my name down John
He was a writer
You write down my name down John
He was a writer
You write down my name down John
He was a writer
Then angels came from heaven, down
See who would wear the crown
Seal up your book old John
John don't you write no more

He wrote the Revelations
He was a writer
He wrote the Revelations
He was a writer
He wrote the Revelations
He was a writer
Then angels came from heaven, down
See who would wear the crown
Seal up your book old John
John don't you write no more

Who was John, John?
He was a writer
Who was John, John?
He was a writer
Who was John, John?
He was a writer
Then angels came from heaven, down
See who would wear the crown
Seal up your book old John
John don't you write no more
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     (studio) 1975 Keith & Donna Keith & Donna Godchaux

The only other recorded version of this song seems to be by Mitchell's Christian Singers in 1936, available on several gospel compilations. (Thanks to Matt Schofield for this information)



Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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