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Dwight Yoakam - Paradise Chords

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Paradise Chords

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                Paradise
By Dwight Yoakam
rmofle at satx.rr.com
12/6/2004


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


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And daddy won't you take me back to Muelenberg County
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Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
          E                        A           E
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
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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 Avery Hill
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols
Ah, but empty pop bottles was all we would kill

Chorus

Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel 
They tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Lord, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken
Then wrote it all down as the progress of man

Chorus

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

Chorus


 
            
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