Paradise

John Denver

credits


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: John Prine
album: Track 3 in album Rocky Mountain High
release date: 1972
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Folk Rock/Folk
length: 2:20

Album Information

label: RCA Victor
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

John Denver Rocky Mountain High cover art

Lyrics

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When I was a child, my family would travel
And there's a backwards old town that's often remembered

Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
Well sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols

Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
And the coal company came with the world's largest shovel
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken

Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Well, I'm sorry, my son, but you're too late in asking

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rocky Mountain High
  • 2 Mother Nature‚Äôs Son
  • 3 Paradise
  • 4 For Baby (For Bobbie)
  • 5 Darcy Farrow
  • 6 Prisoners
  • 7 Goodbye Again
  • 8 Season Suite: Summer
  • 9 Season Suite: Fall
  • 10 Season Suite: Winter
  • 11 Season Suite: Late Winter, Early Spring (When Everybody Goes to Mexico)
  • 12 Season Suite: Spring