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    Guitar Paradise tab

    Beginner

    John Prine

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      C
    • Tempo
      60 bpm
    • Tuning
      EADGBE

    This tune simply doesn't go out of style.

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  • Intermediate

    John Prine

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      C
    • Tempo
      80 bpm
    • Tuning
      EADGBE

    A few double stops help to enrich this already great melody.

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  • Advanced

    John Prine

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      C
    • Tempo
      90 bpm
    • Tuning
      EADGBE

    This arrangement will sound great solo. Double stops, cross-picking, full chords, and some quick bass lines help to keep this arrangement, full, moving, and interesting.

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More about Paradise

A Folk Classic

What skill level do you consider yourself to be at? With Tunefox, we meet you at your level with 3 different guitar tabs - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. To learn the basic melody of this song (which is good for musicians at all levels), start with the beginner arrangement of Paradise. Work your way up to the advanced version, where you’ll learn a more ‘professional’ solo for the song.

Tunefox features unique tools to assist with practicing Paradise. "Speed-Up" will gradually increase the tempo of a looped section or the entire song so you can build your technique. When you select "Memory-Train", Tunefox will make the notes disappear from the tab each time the song loops, so you’ll learn how to get off the tab with ease. To isolate a section of the tune, simply click on the measure and it will loop.

Want to practice with a band? Use the Tunefox Paradise backing tracks! These real-sounding tracks sound great and the settings will allow you to adjust the volume of the guitar, band, or metronome.

Get creative with Paradise with the Tunefox lick switcher. The lick switcher gives you an opportunity to learn multiple variations of the song you’re learning within the context of the guitar tab you’re practicing. To use the lick switcher, click on the text that says "Original Measure" above some of the measures in the tab. If you want to see a completely new arrangement of Paradise for bluegrass guitar, click on Shuffle Licks in the bottom right corner.

Members can also export all of their banjo Paradise arrangements into PDF files.

Paradise lyrics

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 w...oal train has hauled it away

Well, sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River
To the abandoned old prison down by Airdrie Hill
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols
But empty pop bottles was all we would kill.

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

Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel
And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man.

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

When I die let my ashes float down the Green River
Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam
I'll be halfway to Heaven with Paradise waitin'
Just five miles away from wherever I am.

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