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Lord I’m Discouraged


Overview


From time to time, Patton would stray from his blues repertoire (like many other of his contemporaries) and play religious-type songs. Here's one of his many spiritual-esque songs, where he uses his slide to complement his singing voice, while steadily playing an alternating bassline on strings 5 and 4.

Workstation


Tuning
Open G — DGDGBD
Capo Position

1st Fret

Song Lyrics

Sometimes I get discouraged and think my works in vain
But the Holy Spirit whispers, and revives my mind again

There'll be glory, wondrous glory when we reach that other shore
There'll be glory, wondrous glory, praising Jesus evermore

I'm on my way to glory, to that happy land so fair
I'll soon reside with God's army, with the Saints of God up there

There'll be glory, wondrous glory when we reach that other shore
There'll be glory, wondrous glory, praising Jesus evermore

I'm on my way to glory, to that happy land so
I'll shout His spiritual army with the saints of God up there

There'll be glory, wondrous glory when we reach that other shore
There'll be glory, wondrous glory, praising Jesus evermore

Sometimes I have no religion, feel a-hopeless and despair
Well, I think of sweet King Jesus' great kingdom in the (air)

There'll be glory, wondrous glory when we reach that other shore
There'll be glory, wondrous glory, praising Jesus evermore

Song History


Year of Recording

14 June 1929

Location

Richmond, IN

Record Label

Paramount 12883