A fabulous jam song. The verses and chorus are the same melody so the song is very repetitive which makes is instantly learnable. Both videos are slightly different arrangements and the song sheet doesn't exactly match either one - but it is in the same key so that will help you learn the song.
"Paradise" is a song written by John Prine for his father, and recorded for his 1971 debut album, John Prine. Prine also re-recorded the song for his 1986 album, German Afternoons. The song is about the devastating impact of strip mining for coal, whereby the top of the mountain is blasted off with dynamite to reach the coal seam below. The song is also about what happened to the area around the Green River in Kentucky because of the strip mining. The song references the Peabody Coal Company, and a now-defunct town called Paradise in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
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A video for this song:
From the original album