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John Fogerty – Paradise chords
My first tab. I derived this from some live videos of John Fogerty playing this tune and these are the chords he seems to be using. It's notably different from the original by John Prine. Intro: GG C GWhen I was a child my family would travelD GDown to Western Kentucky where my parents were bornC GAnd there's a backwards old town that's often rememberedD GSo many times that my memories are wornChorus:G C GAnd daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg CountyD GDown by the green river where paradise lay?C GWell, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in askingD GMister Peabody's coal train has hauled it awayWell, 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 Chorus 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 Chorus (Muted Strings) 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 Chorus