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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

[Chorus]

The part of Kentucky talked about here was raped by the Coal Company
people gotta work and make a livin' but at what cost.
I went down in a coal Mine once..scared me more than nights in Vietnam.
Hats off to those MEN

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Comment by Chris Durbin on April 14, 2018 at 4:59pm

I saw that big shovel once. It was crossing one of the interstates and traffic was stopped for a long time. They had to build up the road crossing with dirt so the shovel wouldn't tear up the highway. It was dragging a big black electrical cable behind it because it was powered by 13.8 Kv. Before the shovel broke down where it couldn't be used it dug it's own grave and is buried somewhere down there.

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