Johnny Cash – Folsom Prision Blues

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Johnny Cash
Folsom Prision Blues
1974
Beginner
JustinGuitar Songs
Acoustic
Standard
E, A, B7
↓↑↓ - ↓↑↓
Blues, Rock

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Capo on second fret

 

"Folsom Prision Blues"

I hear the train a comin' rollin' round the bend
I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when
Well I'm stuck in Folsom Prison and time keeps dragging on
While a train keeps a rollin' on down to San Antone
Well when I was just a baby my mama told me son
Always be a good boy don't ever play with guns
Well I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die
When I hear that whistle blowin' I hang my head and I cry

Well I'll bet there's rich folks eatin' in some fancy dining car
Probably drinkin' coffee and smokin' big cigars
Well I know I had it comin' I know I can't be free
But those people keep a movin' that's what tortures me

Well if they freed me from this prison if that railroad train was mine
Bet I'd move it on a little farther down the line
Far from Folsom Prison that's where I long to stay
Then I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away

“There's a lot of things blamed on me that never happened. But then, there's a lot of things that I did that I never got caught at.”


― Johnny Cash

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