“Walk in Jerusalem Just Like John”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1922 (recording, Excelsior Quartet)
Keywords: religious Bible nonballad
Found in: US


"I want to be ready (x3) To walk in Jerusalem just like John." "John said the city was just foursquare... And he declared we'd meet him there." "When Peter was preaching at Pentecost, He was endowed with the Holy Ghost"


The Biblical references here are a bit confused. The New Jerusalem is said to be descending in Rev. 21:2, and is said to be foursquare in Rev. 21:16 -- but there is no promise to meet John there. The coming of the Spirit at Pentecost is told in Acts 2 -- but the Spirit came FIRST, upon a large group, and only then did Peter preach about it. - RBW



  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 11, (no title) (1 fragment)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 356, "Walk In Jerusalem, Just Like John" (1 text)
  4. Roud #12109
  5. BI, FSWB356A