Pat Green


Pat Green

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When I was a child my family would travel 
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Down to western Kentucky where my parents were born. 
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There's a backwards old town that's often remembered 
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So many times that my memories are worn. 
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- Dad won't you take me back to Mulenburg County, 
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Down by the Green River where paradise lays. 
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He said, 'I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in askin'. 
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Mr Peabody's coal-train has hauled it away.' - 
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Well sometimes we're travel right down to Green River 
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To the abandoned old prison down by Avery Hill. 
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Where the air smelled like snakes, we'd shoot with our pistols 
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But empty pop bottles are all we would kill.  
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Then the coal company came with the worlds largest shovel, 
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They torchered the timber, stripped all the land. 
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Dug for the coal til the land was forsaken. 
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Wrote it all down as a progrss for man. 
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When I die let my ashes float down the Green River, 
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Let my soul roll on up to the Rodchester Dam. 
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And I'll be half way to Heaven with paradise waitin' 
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Just five miles away from whereever I am. 
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