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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - Paradise - John Prine Tribute Performance Video

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A beautiful tribute to John that premiered October 3rd on, "Let The Music Play On": A Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Broadcast, featuring many of our friends.
Paradise (Lyrics):

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

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

[Chorus]

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.

[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 waitin'
Just five miles away from wherever I am."

[Chorus]

Comments

  • Lorna Schwarz Added I love most folk music, and this was beautiful. Thank you for sending this, and am so sorry
    to hear that this gifted man, John prine died. We grieve with his wife.