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Paradise aka  Mr. Peabody's Coal Train
lyrics and chords

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Paradise (aka Mr. Peabody's Coal Train) lyrics and chords are intended are intended for your personal use, it was recorded by the Everly Brothers as well as other artists. It is an easy song to learn, the chords are simple.

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Paradise

aka Mr. Peabody's Coal Train
recorded by the Everly Brothers
written by John Prine

 
C                     F            C
When I was a child my family would travel
                                  G7           C
Down to Western Kentucky where my parents were born
                                        F       C
And there's a backwards old town that's often remembered
                      G7           C
So many times that my memories are worn
 
                                    F          C
And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
                              G7       C
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
                                 F           C
Well I'm sorry my son but you're too late in asking
                                G7        C
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
 
repeat #2
 
Then 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
 
repeat #2
 
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 waiting
Just five miles away from wherever I am
 
repeat #2 

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This is an old story song that easy for us amateurs to play, all the chords are simple to make. Use these Pardise aka Mr. Peabody's Coal Train lyrics and chords to help you learn to play and sing this old song.

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