Folsom Prison Blues

Capo 1st fret

Intro:
|    B7    |    B7    |     E     |     E     |


E
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.
A
I’m stuck at Folsom Prison
E
And time keeps draggin’ on,
B7
But that train keeps rollin’
E
On down to San An-tone.


E
When I was just a baby,

My momma told me, “Son,

always be a good;

Don’t ever play with guns.”
A
But I shot a man in Reno
E
Just to watch him die.
B7
When I hear that whistle blowin’
E
I hang my head and cry.


E
I bet there’s rich folks eatin’

From a fancy dining car.

They’re prob’ly drinkin’ coffee

and smokin’ big cigars.
A
Well, I know I had it comin’,
E
I know I can’t be free.
B7
But those people keep a-movin’
E
And that’s what tortures me.


E
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,
A
Far from Folsom Prison,
E
That’s where I want to stay.
B7
And I’d let that lonesome whistle
E
Blow my blues a-way.

 

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