John Prine – Paradise chords

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Paradise chords
John Prine  (1971)

Capo II or open D G A7

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C F CWhen I was a child my family would travel,
G7 C down to Western Kentucky where my parents were born
F CAnd there's a backwards old town that's often remembered,
G7 Cso many times that my memories are worn.
C F CAnd daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County,
G7 Cdown by the Green River where Paradise lay
F CWell, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking,
G7 CMr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
C F CWell, sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River,
G7 Cto the abandoned old prison down by Adrie Hill
F CWhere the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols,
G7 Cbut empty pop bottles was all we would kill.
C F CAnd daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County,
G7 Cdown by the Green River where Paradise lay
F CWell, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking,
G7 CMr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
C F CThen the coal company came with the world's largest shovel,
G7 Cand they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
F CWell, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken,
G7 Cthen they wrote it all down as the progress of man.
C F CAnd daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County,
G7 Cdown by the Green River where Paradise lay
F CWell, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking,
G7 CMr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
C F CWhen I die let my ashes float down the Green River,
G7 Clet my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam
F CI'll be halfway to Heaven with Paradise waitin',
G7 Cjust five miles away from wherever I am.
C F CAnd daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County,
G7 Cdown by the Green River where Paradise lay
F CWell, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking,
G7 CMr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
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