- Paradise (John Prine song)
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"Paradise" is a song written by
John Prine. The song is about the impact of coal miningboth 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.
John Denverreleased a cover of "Paradise" on his 1972album, "Rocky Mountain High".
Tom T. Hallrecorded his version of "Paradise" and it can be heard on his album "The Magnificent Music Machine".
The Country Gentlemenrecorded their version for their 1973's album.
Lynn Andersonrecorded 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.
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