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Pray Hey Hey: The Dude’s Prayer Set to Music

Section: Music  | Date: November 18th, 2010

GA The Big Lebowski Stay out of Malibu David Eichenberger Our buddy Martyn Goodacre is a celebrated photographer, an accomplished musician, and coolest of all, an utter beach bum who takes er easy on a tropical Thai island for most of the year. Recently, he had the ingenious (if we understand it correctly) idea to set the Dudely Lama reading The Dude’s Prayer to some fully far-out music.

The result? Fabulous stuff, man. Just as Bach wrote music for the Catholic Church, Martyn has secured his place in Dudeist Heaven (or hell, if he prefers–they’re both pretty cool).

martyn-goodacreYou might remember The Dude’s Prayer from way back in 2009. It was written by Rev. John Jansson (The Swedish Jeff) and recited as the benediction at that year’s Los Angeles Lebowskifest by the Dudely Lama.

There are two versions of the tune listed below, and we need your help deciding which one is more far out. One has a bunch of echo on the vocal track, one doesn’t. Which do you prefer? Please let us know in the comment box below, or at our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Dudeism). Thankee.

The Dude’s Prayer (with echo)

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The Dude’s Prayer (without echo)

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Make sure to listen to the end. There’s a groovy outro that we love.

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26 Responses to “Pray Hey Hey: The Dude’s Prayer Set to Music”

  1. StunutS on November 18th, 2010 10:26 am

    I’m diggin’ the echo, man.
    Sounds far out.

  2. Jess on November 18th, 2010 12:36 pm

    F@#*ing ay man, nice work dude!

  3. theotherJon on November 19th, 2010 2:50 am

    Martyndude, there is NO choice… echo ftw!

  4. franklinokeef on November 19th, 2010 3:16 am

    Holyshit this is brilliant!!

  5. Simon J on November 19th, 2010 7:36 am

    With echo for me, this is going to be a big hit for sure! Where/when can we buy it?

  6. Steffi H on November 19th, 2010 9:01 am

    echo…definitely, dude.

  7. Cakebelly on November 19th, 2010 10:47 am


    Is there a link to the prayer being recited, sans music, that I could use for a little what-have-you? (my built in mic just doesn’t cut it).

  8. Rev. Tom on November 20th, 2010 1:52 pm

    Either version is excellent, but I do have to say, echo works better!

  9. MasterSigh on November 21st, 2010 12:48 pm

    Far out man

  10. Doctor Joe on November 23rd, 2010 3:55 pm

    Great prayer. Leave out all the background noise–too distracting.

  11. Cakebelly on December 6th, 2010 11:49 am

    Happy Winter Dude Festival, Dudes – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsLB4hh1Vgg
    Featuring the Dudes’ Prayer (read by DL)

  12. Arch Dude Of York on December 7th, 2010 4:26 am

    Far Fucking out man!

  13. Arch Dude Of York on December 7th, 2010 4:28 am

    Definitely with the echo!

  14. Bruges' first Dudeist preist. on December 14th, 2010 5:05 pm

    I’m digging the echo dude, totally giving me a good sound to abide with a jay in a warm tub and some candles.

    Fuckin’ a.

  15. Mike on January 1st, 2011 6:07 pm

    I don’t know, man it kinda reminds me of the eagles

  16. Peter on February 4th, 2011 9:30 pm

    Definitely with.

  17. uhh on February 25th, 2011 1:07 am

    The matter of likeing this…
    Is uhh… Like a diffreance of oppinon man.

  18. Rev. Hugh Walker on February 25th, 2011 4:08 am

    Hahaha, love the outro. Should be longer on the echo version.
    Other than that it’s echo all the wayhayhaaay!

  19. Robert Magee on March 1st, 2011 4:13 pm

    diffinately the echo version man

  20. Rob Thornton on May 16th, 2011 9:21 am

    Transported with the spirit dudes.Fuckin-A man!!:-)

  21. Rev. Jim on June 28th, 2011 3:00 pm

    Something in between.

  22. Mike on August 12th, 2011 9:30 pm

    Echo, dude

  23. Alan on August 24th, 2011 3:14 pm

    The echo is way to busy man, relax…

  24. Mark A Corradetti on April 28th, 2012 1:21 pm

    bad ass…good job….perfect religion !

  25. mark walter (SeekWa) on July 1st, 2012 8:32 pm

    Fellow Dudes:

    The echo makes me think it is an angel chanting, and I don’t know many angels, so it seems to be making Dudeism remote and distant and inaccessible – which of course, is what religions eventually do.

    So, I vote against the echo and vote for the common dude, dudes.

  26. Gary Moeller on May 10th, 2016 3:17 pm

    Sign me up, man – the answer to attaining peace on this sorry-ass orb on which we abide.

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