Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash

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Capo 3rd fret
Intro: | A | D |

I hear the train a comin', it's rolling round the bend
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when
    G                                               D
I'm stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin' on
         A                                      D
But that train keeps a rollin' 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"
      G                                    D
But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die
       A                                             D
When I hear that whistle blowing, I hang my head and cry

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I bet there's rich folks eating in a fancy dining car
They're probably drinkin' coffee and smoking big cigars
        G                                       D
Well, I know I had it coming, I know I can't be free
          A                                             D
But those people keep a-movin' and that's what tortures me

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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
G                                              D
Far from Folsom prison, that's where I want to stay
        A                                        D
And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away

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