Weekly Song Lyrics – Paradise Denver & Prine

Rocky Mountain HighWhen 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 mem’ries are worn

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 adrie hill
Where the air smelled like snakes and we’d shoot
with our pistols
But empty pop bottles was all we would kill

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

And 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

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

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

Artist  : John Denver

Song : Paradise

Words and music by john