Pat Donohue – Out On The Road To Kingdom Come [chords]

PDF Chords: Pat Donohue – Road to kingdom come


Pat is mostly know as the house guitarist A Prairie Home Companion and most of his song combine witty jokes with wide gourmet of country, blues and folk guitar licks. This song is very different, being a strangely non-moralizing gospel tinged ditty. It only looks like a religious song from the outside, in the same way it only seems like there is some physical altercation going on in the first verse.

In fact, the first verse is saying: we were having discussions and big disagreements about major issues, but it was fun because we could do it in friendship. In the end, we are on this road together. For me, as an atheist, it means ‘death’, the end, nothingness, but for people with a more religious background, this may mean ‘heaven’, the ultimate goal, all. We may differ in what we expect to find behind the Door, but that we are united on our road towards that Door. There is also a bit of Heidegger’s Sein zum Tode.

I will not go deeper into analyzing the lyrics – people don’t understand why you can write a 25 page paper on one poem. I still think there is no better tribute to any poem than demonstrating it takes pages and pages to do what the poet does in a few line.

But here are the chords. If you like this stuff you should also check my post on Blind Connie Williams.

I have transcribed the basic chords, which are dead easy. The diminished chords used as transitions, often to the A are explained by Pat himself in this video.

Bob Log III (Depot, Leuven)

Bob Log III from Tuscon, Arizona

This gig deserves some comments, because without it, Same Boat, Another Sea would never have been recorded.  It was also about going back to the roots of music. As Bob Log III says: “take the blues and turn it into a party.”  And to the everlasting remarks about being a novelty act he clearly says: “serious rock? I don’t know what that is… is supposed to be about having fun.”  That is what that silly set of songs is about too, about me having fun, and maybe someone else can enjoy it too.



Also check buy celexa no prescription this video about Bob’s philosophy:



He mentions Missisippi Fred McDowell, an innovator of rhythical electric slide guitar as in this dancing track:



He also mentions Screaming Jay Hawkins, and everyone know this track, but few have seen this crazy shit



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Bob’s setup at the Depot in Leuven
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Shit on my leg, you pink witch!

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An important confusion seems to be about the guitars he is using — they are not Silvertone guitar, but Kay Airline Black Diamond series, hence the white diamond shape.

Kay Airline – Diamond series