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    Paradise

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    Paradise
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      About "Paradise"

      Lyrics for John Denver - "Paradise"

      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
      Mister 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
      Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

      And 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
      Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

      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

      SONGWRITERS:
      PRINE, JOHN
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