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Paradise

Performer: John Prine
Capo 2

[C]    
When [C]I was a child my [F]family would [C]travel,
down to Western Kentucky where my [G7]parents were [C]born
And there's a backwards old town that's [F]often re[C]membered,
so many times that my [G7]memories are [C]worn.

And [C]daddy won't you take me back to [F]Muhlenberg [C]County,
down by the Green River where [G7]Paradise [C]lay  
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're [F]too late in [C]asking,
Mr. Peabody's coal train has [G7]hauled it a[C]way  

Well, [C]sometimes we'd travel right [F]down the Green [C]River,
to the abandoned old prison down by [G7]Adrie [C]Hill
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd [F]shoot with our [C]pistols,
but empty pop bottles was [G7]all we would [C]kill.

And [C]daddy won't you take me back to [F]Muhlenberg [C]County,
down by the Green River where [G7]Paradise [C]lay  
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're [F]too late in [C]asking,
Mr. Peabody's coal train has [G7]hauled it a[C]way  

Then the [C]coal company came with the [F]world's largest [C]shovel,
and they tortured the timber and [G7]stripped all the [C]land
Well, they dug for their coal till the [F]land was for[C]saken,
then they wrote it all down as the [G7]progress of [C]man.

And [C]daddy won't you take me back to [F]Muhlenberg [C]County,
down by the Green River where [G7]Paradise [C]lay  
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're [F]too late in [C]asking,
Mr. Peabody's coal train has [G7]hauled it a[C]way  

When I [C]die let my ashes float [F]down the Green [C]River,
let my soul roll on up to the [G7]Rochester [C]dam  
I'll be halfway to Heaven with [F]Paradise [C]waitin',
just five miles away from wher[G7]ever I [C]am.  

And [C]daddy won't you take me back to [F]Muhlenberg [C]County,
down by the Green River where [G7]Paradise [C]lay  
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're [F]too late in [C]asking,
Mr. Peabody's coal train has [G7]hauled it a[C]way  

Capo 2


When I was a child my family would travel,
down to Western Kentucky where my parents were born
And there's a backwards old town that's often remembered,
so many times that my memories are worn.

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County,
down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking,
Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

Well, sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River,
to the abandoned old prison down by Adrie Hill
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols,
but empty pop bottles was all we would kill.

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County,
down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking,
Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel,
and they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken,
then they wrote it all down as the progress of man.

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County,
down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking,
Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

When I die let my ashes float down the Green River,
let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam
I'll be halfway to Heaven with Paradise waitin',
just five miles away from wherever I am.

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County,
down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking,
Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

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