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From the album Led Zeppelin IV, Rock and Roll was a #47 hit for Led Zeppelin in 1972.

Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones & John Bonham

J's Journal:
This is the only song I know of that lists the entire genealogy of Jesus Christ from Luke chapter 3.  Adam begat Seth, who begat ... the whole way up to Jesus.  I just thought it would be cool to do something like that, and the "let me get back" in Led Zeppelin's version reminded me of all those "he begat" phrases you see in biblical genealogies. This is actually one of the first parodies I ever wrote, while waiting for a transit bus to pick me up in downtown Pittsburgh.  We played it during our very first ApologetiX concert in March 27, and it appeared later that year on an early homemade cassette, "Parable Guy," our first studio effort.  Back then we called the song "The Roots of Rock and Roll."
Genre: Classic Rock
Length: 3:41

Rock and Roots
Parody of "Rock and Roll" by Led Zeppelin
(Luke 3:23-38)

Been a long time since-uh God made man
Had a long line of descendents planned
Adam begat Seth, who begat Enosh, who begat Cainan
Who begat Mahaleleel
Who begat Jared, who begat Enoch
Who had Methuselah who lived a life the longest time
Lamech had Noah, had Shem, had Arphaxad
He begat Cainan, who had Shelah, and he had
Heber, Peleg, Reu and Serug, Nahor, Terah
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
Judah, Perez, Hezron Ram, Admin*
Amminadab, Nahshon, Salmon, Boaz, Obed, Jesse and David
Let's turn the Page and Plant the family tree
Come on with John, Paul, Jonah, Peter, Moses and me
We'll go from Adam to Jesus, a genealogy
We'll spend a long, cool time there in Luke chapter three
Nathan, Mattatha, Menna, Melea
Eliakim, Jonam, Joseph and Judah
Ooh, Simeon, Levi, Matthat, Jorim, Eliezer
Joshua, Er, Elmadam, Cosam -- Awesome!
Addi, Melchi, Neri, Shealtiel
Zerubbabel, Rhesa, Joanan, Joda, Josech, Semein
Mattathias, Maath and Naggai
Hesli, Nahum, Amos, Hey!
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Mattathias, Joseph, Jannai
Melchi, Levi, Matthat, Eli, Joseph and Jesus Christ!

*Note: This is the New American Standard Version of the genealogy
Depending on the translation, this line can also be sung:
Judah, Perez, Hezron and Ram,
Amminadab, Nashon, Salmon, Boaz, Obed, Jesse & David
Please also note that the spelling of the names throughout the genealogy differs from translation to translation.

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