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3171. I Want to Be Ready

Refrain
I want to be ready,
I want to be ready,
I want to be ready,
To walk in Jerusalem just like John.

1. John said the city was just foursquare,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John.
And he declared he’d meet me there,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John. [Refrain]

2. O John, O John, what do you say?
Walk in Jerusalem just like John.
That I’ll be there at the coming day,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John. [Refrain]

3. When Peter was preaching at Pentecost
Walk in Jerusalem just like John.
He was endowed with the Holy Ghost,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John. [Refrain]

4. If you get there before I do,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John.
Tell all my friend I’m a-comin’, too,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: John said the city was just foursquare
Title: I Want to Be Ready
Author: Anonymous
Refrain First Line: I want to be ready
Language: English
Source: African-American spiritual
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [John said the city was just foursquare]
Composer: Anonymous
Incipit: 11135 66615 32122
Key: E♭ Major
Source: African-American spiritual
Copyright: Public Domain



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