Paradise

John Denver

 DGD
  When I was a child my  family would  travel
 A7D
Down to Western Kentucky where my  parents were  born
 GD
And there's a backward old town that's  often  remembered
 A7D
So many times that my  mem'ries are  worn

 DGD
  And daddy, won't you take me back to  Muhlenberg  County
 A7D
Down by the Green River where  Paradise  lay
 GD
Well, I'm sorry my son, but your  too late in  askin'
 A7D
Mister Peabody's train has  hauled it  away

 DGD
  Well, sometimes we'd travel right  down the Green  River
 A7D
To the abandoned old prison down  by Adrie  Hill
 GD
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd  shoot with our  
pistols
 A7D
But empty pop bottles was  all we would  kill

 DGD
  And daddy, won't you take me back to  Muhlenberg  County
 A7D
Down by the Green River where  Paradise  lay
 GD
Well, I'm sorry my son, but your  too late in  askin'
 A7D
Mister Peabody's train has  hauled it  away

 DGD
  The coal company came with the  world's largest  shovel
 A7D
And they tortured the timber and  stripped all the  land
 GD
Well, they dug for the coal 'till the  land was  forsaken
 A7D
Then they wrote it all down as the  progress of  man

 DGD
  And daddy, won't you take me back to  Muhlenberg  County
 A7D
Down by the Green River where  Paradise  lay
 GD
Well, I'm sorry my son, but your  too late in  askin'
 A7D
Mister Peabody's train has  hauled it  away

 DGD
  When I die let my ashes float  down the Green  River
 A7D
Let my soul roll on up to the  Rochester  Dam
 GD
I'll be halfway to heaven with  Paradise  waiting
 A7D
Just five miles away from where  ever I  am

 DGD
  And daddy, won't you take me back to  Muhlenberg  County
 A7D
Down by the Green River where  Paradise  lay
 GD
Well, I'm sorry my son, but your  too late in  askin'
 A7D
Mister Peabody's train has  hauled it  away


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