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Folsom Prison Blues
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Folsom Prison Blues lyrics and chords are provided for your personal use, it was written and recorded by Johnny Cash. It's a song that you can easily learn to play and sing, the chords are very simple.
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Folsom Prison Blues

written and recorded by Johnny Cash
I hear the train a coming it's rolling round the bend
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when
     F                                                              C                    
I'm stuck at Folsom Prison and time keeps dragging on
             G7                                              C
 But that train keeps rolling on down to San Antone
When I was just a baby my mama told me Son
Always be a good boy don't ever play with guns
       F                                                 C
But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die
          G7                                                           C
When I hear that whistle blowing I hang my head and cry
I bet there's rich folks eating in a fancy dining car
They're probably drinking coffee and smoking big cigars
       F                                                   C    
But I know I had it coming I know I can't be free
      G7                                                                   C
But those people keep a moving and that's what tortures me
Well if they freed me from this prison  if that railroad train was mine
I bet I'd move on over a little farther down the line
     F                                                       C                              
Far from Folsom Prison that's where I want to stay
           G7                                                   C
 And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away


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Johnny Cash wrote and recorded many songs, most of them are easy enough for us less gifted pickers to learn. This one is fun to play and sing, it's easy to learn. Print Folsom Prison Blues lyrics and chords, it's a good one to have in your music book.