Paradise Song Lyrics

John Denver

John Denver Rocky Mountain High cover art
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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

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

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: John Prine
    album: Track 3 in album Rocky Mountain High
    release date: 1972
    popularity : 76 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