AL KOOPER lyrics - John The Baptist

AL KOOPER
"John The Baptist"

Holy John is down by the water
Bathin' sinners and he wants your daughter
Tellin' people that they better repent
Tellin' your daughter that it's him who was sent
I saw him down there in a long white gown
Takin' sinners and holdin them down

John, John, woncha wash 'em away
Make us ready for the judgment day
Take us down and hold us under
Make the heavens roar with thunder now
The waters are dirty and the reason is
Holy John had to wash away our sins

He came to town two weeks ago
It didn't take long before everyone did know
And down to the riverside they all did flock
To watch him stand upon the rock
I saw him down there in a long white gown
Takin' sinners and holdin them down

John, John, woncha wash 'em away
Make us ready for the comin' day
Take us down and hold us under
Make the heavens roar with thunder now
The waters are dirty and the reason is
Holy John had to wash away our sins
The waters are dirty and the reason is
Holy John had to wash away our sins

It's Holy John