PJs Guitar Chords and Lyrics - PARADISE JOHN PRINE Guitar Song Chords

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

Chorus ( same chords )

Daddy won't you take me back to Nunemburg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
"I'm sorry, my son, but you're too late in askin'
Mr. Peabody's coal train has a-hauled it away"

Well, sometimes we travel right down to Green River
To the abandoned old mine on down by acre hill (?)
Where the air smell like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols
But empty pot bottles was all we would kill


Well the coal comp'ny came with the worlds largest shovel
Well they tore thru the timber and dug all the land
Then they dug for the core, till the land was forsaken
Then they run it all down as the progress of man


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 waitin'
Just five miles away from wherever I am


The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, 
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should 
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn 
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy


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