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    Default 1970s or early 1980s song about Coal. Was around the same time of a UMWA stike

    I would like to know the name of the song or the singer. Here is a few of the lyrics I can remember about the song.


    Mr Peabody you better turn out the lights and save your coal. Taft and Hartley are going to be up all night.
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    Reminds me of John Prine's song, "Paradise" (1971).

    "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"
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    Default No that is not the song

    Quote Originally Posted by atmaster View Post
    Reminds me of John Prine's song, "Paradise" (1971).

    "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"

    I promise you it is not the song Paradise. I am from the area that the song Paradise talks about and know the song very well. It is not the song sung by John Prine.

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    My next wild guess is “KEEP YOUR DIRTY LIGHTS ON” by Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott (not sure about the year)
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