Paradise (John Prine song)


Paradise (John Prine song)

Infobox Song
Name="Paradise"
Cover
Caption
Type=
Artist=John Prine
alt_artist
Album="John Prine"
Published=
Released=1971
track_no=5
Recorded=A&R Studios, New York, NY
Genre=Folk music
Length=3:10
Composer=
Lable=Atlantic
prev="Sam Stone"
prev_no=4
next="Pretty Good"
next_no=6
Misc=

"Paradise" is a song written by John Prine. The song is about the impact of coal mining both while in activity and what happens to the area once the coal mining ends. The song references a now-defunct town called Paradise in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. The Green River is also an actual river in Kentucky.

Cover Versions

* John Denver released a cover of "Paradise" on his 1972 album, "Rocky Mountain High".
* Tom T. Hall recorded his version of "Paradise" and it can be heard on his album "The Magnificent Music Machine".
* The Country Gentlemen recorded their version for their 1973's album.
* Lynn Anderson recorded her version of "Paradise" for her 1976 album, "All the King's Horses". The song was also released as a single that year to the Country charts, and peaked at No. 26.

External links

[http://www.jpshrine.org/lyrics/songs/jpparadise.html lyrics]


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