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Pat Green - Paradise (Chord)
Submitter: mammy (15) on 2/15/03 2 comments
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by Pat Green

Album: Songs We Wish We'd Written

Written by:


     D                 G            D
When I was a child my family would travel
                                   A            D
Down to western Kentucky where my parents were born.
                                     G       D
There's a backwards old town that's often remembered
                        A           D
So many times that my memories are worn.

   D                             G         D
- Dad won't you take me back to Mulenburg County,
                                A       D
Down by the Green River where paradise lays.
                                        G           D
He said, "I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in askin'.
                             A         D
Mr Peabody's coal-train has hauled it away." -

      D                            G             D
Well sometimes we're travel right down to Green River
                                 A         D
To the abandoned old prison down by Avery Hill.
                                         G              D
Where the air smelled like snakes, we'd shoot with our pistols
                           A            D
But empty pop bottles are all we would kill. 


          D                          G               D
Then the coal company came with the worlds largest shovel,
                             A                D
They torchered the timber, stripped all the land.
                          G           D
Dug for the coal til the land was forsaken.
                        A           D
Wrote it all down as a progrss for man.


        D                      G              D
When I die let my ashes float down the Green River,
                                A         D
Let my soul roll on up to the Rodchester Dam.
                                      G       D
And I'll be half way to Heaven with paradise waitin'
                                A      D
Just five miles away from whereever I am.


D    =    X00232
G    =    320003
A    =    X02220

enjoy :)
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 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Good song that I had originally heard by
John Prine. If he does it like Prine (I
haven't heard Pat's version), you can hammer
on the 3rd string, second fret while playing
a D to get the sound.

-lmofle | 2/15/2003
It doesn't sound like he's doing that. I know the sound that you're talking about, it's the same one that you can use to play Copperhead Road.
-pickerfromWACO | 6/4/2005
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