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John Prine chords for Paradise (Ver. 2)

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Paradise chords
John Prine  (1971)

Capo II or open A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramA7A7

A chord diagramC majorC

     A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramC majorC
When I was a child my family would travel,
                                  A chord diagramG7G7           A chord diagramC majorC
down to Western Kentucky where my parents were born
                                        A chord diagramFF       A chord diagramC majorC
And there's a backwards old town that's often remembered,
                      A chord diagramG7G7           A chord diagramC majorC
so many times that my memories are worn.

    A chord diagramC majorC                               A chord diagramFF          A chord diagramC majorC
And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County,
                              A chord diagramG7G7       A chord diagramC majorC
down by the Green River where Paradise lay
                                   A chord diagramFF           A chord diagramC majorC
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking,
                             A chord diagramG7G7         A chord diagramC majorC
Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

      A chord diagramC majorC                           A chord diagramFF              A chord diagramC majorC
Well, sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River,
                                    A chord diagramG7G7    A chord diagramC majorC
to the abandoned old prison down by Adrie Hill
                                           A chord diagramFF              A chord diagramC majorC
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols,
                          A chord diagramG7G7           A chord diagramC majorC
but empty pop bottles was all we would kill.

    A chord diagramC majorC                               A chord diagramFF          A chord diagramC majorC
And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County,
                              A chord diagramG7G7       A chord diagramC majorC
down by the Green River where Paradise lay
                                   A chord diagramFF           A chord diagramC majorC
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking,
                             A chord diagramG7G7         A chord diagramC majorC
Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

         A chord diagramC majorC                          A chord diagramFF               A chord diagramC majorC
Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel,
                                 A chord diagramG7G7               A chord diagramC majorC
and they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
                                       A chord diagramFF           A chord diagramC majorC
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken,
                                   A chord diagramG7G7          A chord diagramC majorC
then they wrote it all down as the progress of man.

    A chord diagramC majorC                               A chord diagramFF          A chord diagramC majorC
And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County,
                              A chord diagramG7G7       A chord diagramC majorC
down by the Green River where Paradise lay
                                   A chord diagramFF           A chord diagramC majorC
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking,
                             A chord diagramG7G7         A chord diagramC majorC
Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

       A chord diagramC majorC                      A chord diagramFF              A chord diagramC majorC
When I die let my ashes float down the Green River,
                              A chord diagramG7G7        A chord diagramC majorC
let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam
                               A chord diagramFF        A chord diagramC majorC
I'll be halfway to Heaven with Paradise waitin',
                              A chord diagramG7G7     A chord diagramC majorC
just five miles away from wherever I am.

    A chord diagramC majorC                               A chord diagramFF          A chord diagramC majorC
And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County,
                              A chord diagramG7G7       A chord diagramC majorC
down by the Green River where Paradise lay
                                   A chord diagramFF           A chord diagramC majorC
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking,
                             A chord diagramG7G7         A chord diagramC majorC
Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away


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