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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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From: jgoffin@acs.ucalgary.ca (Jeffrey Goffin)
Subject: CRD: Paradise by John Prine

PARADISE by John Prine

[Verse 1]

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

[Chorus]
C                                   F          C
And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
C                             G        C
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
C                                   F          C
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
C                               G          C
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

[Verse 2]
(same as verse 1)

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.

[Chorus]
(same as above)

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
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

[Verse 3]
(same as verse 1)

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]
(same as above)

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
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

[Verse 4]
(same as verse 1)

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 waiting
Just five miles away from wherever I am.

[Chorus]
(same as above)

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
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
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Carlos Esp 10 Aug 03, 2015 11:42 PM

Why cant I use the transpose option

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