ARTIST: Johnny Cash
TITLE: Folsom Prison Blues
Lyrics and Chords

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I hear the train a comin', it's rollin' 'round the bend
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when 
I'm stuck in Folsom Prison, and time keeps draggin' on 
But that train keeps a-rollin' on down to San Antone 

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When I was just a baby, my Mama told me, "Son 
Always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns" 
But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die 
When I hear that whistle blowin', I hang my head and cry 

I bet there's rich folks eatin' in a fancy dining car 
They're 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' 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 it on a little farther down the line 
Far from Folsom Prison, that's where I want to stay 
And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away

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