John the Revelator (Wikipedia) ist ein alter traditioneller Gospel. Ich spiele ihn sowohl in einer Version, die ich nach Blind Willie Johnsons Vorbild erarbeitet habe, als auch in einer freieren Bearbeitung.

 

Blind Willie Johnson

Die Tabs geben nur die Melodienoten, die ich singe, wieder - und das auch nur ungefähr. Die Gitarre ist in offenem D gestimmt und es werden nur die Melodienoten gegriffen. Darunter läuft ein Wechselbass. Sowohl der Daumen als auch die Finger schlagen meistens mehr als eine Note kann. Wer entsprechende Techniken verwendet, weiss, dass man dieses nicht tabben kann ..... ich fühle mich zumindest dabei überfordert. Wer Fehler findet, kann sie behalten oder mir senden (ich verwende GP6).

170115 John the Revelator

Well who's that writin'? John the Revelator
Who's that writin'? John the Revelator
Who's that writin'? John the Revelator
A book of the seven seals

Tell me what's John writin'? Ask the Revelator
What's John writin'? Ask the Revelator
What's John writin'? Ask the Revelator
A book of the seven seals

Well ooh ooh why me, thousands cried holy
Bound for some, Son of our God
Daughter of Zion, Judah the Lion
He redeemeth, and bought us with his blood

Well who's that writin'? John the Revelator
Who's that writin'? John the Revelator
Who's that writin'? John the Revelator
A book of the seven seals

Tell me what's John writin'? Ask the Revelator
What's John writin'? Ask the Revelator
What's John writin'? Ask the Revelator
A book of the seven seals

John the Revelator, great advocator
Get's 'em on the battle of Zion
Lord, tellin' the story, risin' in glory
Cried, "Lord, don't you love some I"

Well who's that writin'? John the Revelator
Who's that writin'? John the Revelator
Who's that writin'? John the Revelator
A book of the seven seals

Tell me what's John writin'? Ask the Revelator
What's John writin'? Ask the Revelator
What's John writin'? Ask the Revelator
A book of the seven seals

Well Moses to Moses, watchin' the flock
Saw the bush where they had to stop
God told Moses, "Pull off your shoes"
Out of the flock, well you I choose

Well who's that writin'? John the Revelator
Who's that writin'? John the Revelator
Who's that writin'? John the Revelator
A book of the seven seals

Tell me what's John writin'? Ask the Revelator
What's John writin'? Ask the Revelator
What's John writin'? Ask the Revelator
A book of the seven seals

 

Eigene Version

Die Melodie ist verändert, den Text singe ich angelehnt an den von Son House. Getabbt habe ich es nicht, nur die Akkorde. Das ganze habe ich zudem deutlich an meine Stimme angepasst, obwohl die Tonart fasst gleich ist. Die Antworten in den Versen stammen glaube ich aus dem Blues Brothers Film. Den Text habe ich aus dem Web kopiert ...

 

John the revelator

Jan de Spoekenkieker

Hans der alte Schnacker

 

Chorus:

E

Tell me, who’s that writing? (John the revelator)

Tell me, who’s that writing, (John the revelator)

Now tell me, who’s that writing, (John the revelator)

                     G                A7

He wrote the book of the seven seals

 

Tell me, what he’s writing (Ask the revelator)


Vers:
E                 F#           G          A
God walked down the hill one day
           E        F#       G           A
Called Adam by his name
E        F#          G           A
Adam wouldn’t answer
                       E        F#          G     A
Cause he was naked and ashamed

 

You know, Christ had twelve apostles (Spirit willing)
Three He led away (Oh but the flesh was weak)
He said watch with Me while I walk
While I go yonder and pray

For Christ rose on Easter morning, (Hallelujah)
Mary and Martha came down to see (The resurrection)
He said go and tell my disciples
To meet Me in Galilee