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    Mandolin Paradise tab

    Beginner

    John Prine

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      D
    • Tempo
      60 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    A simple version of the melody with some great options in the lick switcher.

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  • Intermediate

    John Prine

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      D
    • Tempo
      80 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    It's amazing what a few double stops can do.

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  • Advanced

    John Prine

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      D
    • Tempo
      90 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    Triple stops with an old time flavor. Cross-picking licks galore, in the lick switcher. Come get ya some

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More about Paradise

A Folk Classic

Learn how to play Paradise from a very basic level. With the beginner tab you’ll learn the melody of this song. Using this tab is a great way to set a solid foundation for your development on the mandolin. After you have completed the beginner version get cracking on the intermediate and advanced versions of Paradise tabs. These arrangements still follow the melody line but a little more technique is required to get them down.

There are a ton of tools in the Tunefox app that will help you learn Paradise tabs more efficiently and effectively. Use the tempo control slider to slow down the whole song, or isolate problematic measures. You can also activate the "Speed Up" tool to speed up isolated measures each time they loop. Use the "Memory Train" tool to hide more and more notes each time you play through the song.

Get creative with this arrangement of Paradise by using the Tunefox Lick Switcher feature. This tool lets you decide what licks you’d like to learn in the song and helps you better understand improvisation and creativity within the chord changes of Paradise. Shuffle all of the licks in this tab to create an entirely new version of the song.

All 3 Paradise mandolin tabs include backing tracks, so you can change the volume of a mandolin, band or metronome to suit your liking.

Members can also export all of their 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