To Kingdom Come
by J.R.Robertson. Album: Music from Big Pink
The "Robbie Lick" for the end of every fourth line in a verse is an E chord, and then an open-position D7 chord, and then that D7 chord slid up two frets. Robbie also does this in "Caledonia Mission," but in G instead of E. Also, the piano puts in chords that the guitar doesn't play.
B Forefather pointed to kingdom come F# Sadly told his only son A Just be careful what you do "Robbie Lick" It all comes back on you. False witness spread the news Somebody's gonna lose Either she or me or you, Nothing we can do. (Chorus) A E Don't you say a word A E Or reveal a thing you've learned A G#m C#m Time will tell you well F#m A B If you truly, truly fell Tarred and feathered, yea! Thistles and thorns, One or the other He kindly warns. Now you look out the window tell me What do you see? I see a golden calf pointing Back at me. I been sitting in here for so darn long Waitin' for the end to come along. Holy roaster on the brink Take a chance, swim or sink. False witness, cast an evil eye said I cannot tell a lie, Haints and saints don't bother me I'm not alone you see. (Chorus)
haints: dialect word for haunts i.e. ghosts.