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Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues Lyrics

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TitleFolsom Prison Blues
ArtistJohnny Cash
AlbumI May Be Wrong (Lonely This Christmas Version) [2013], Track 17
Live From Austin Tx [2012], Track 2
Bootleg Volume 3: Live Around The World [2011], Track 14
The Great Lost Performance Collector's Edition With Bonus Dvd Document [2011], Track 4
8 Classic Albums [2011], Track 11
100 Hits Legends-Johnny Cash [2011], Track 2
Troubadour [2011], Track 4
Give My Love To Rose [2010], Track 12
With His Hot And Blue Guitar [2009], Track 11
The Music Of Johnny Cash [2009], Track 2
Hayride Anthology [2009], Track 10
Johnny Cash [2009], Track 11
Storyteller [2009], Track 11
Classic: Masters Collection [2008], Track 9
Hit Collection [2008], Track 7
Pure [2007], Track 2
Great Lost Performances [2007], Track 4
Don't Take Your Guns To Town [2007], Track 15
The Outtakes (Sun Studio Recordings) [2007], Track 5
The Outtakes (Sun Studio Recordings) [2007], Track 6
The Outtakes (Sun Studio Recordings) [2007], Track 7
The Outtakes (Sun Studio Recordings) [2007], Track 8
Forever Johnny Cash [2006], Track 5 Disc 2
Colour Collection [2006], Track 9
America / Live At Madison Square Garden [2006], Track 32
Louisiana Hayride: Live Recordings [2006], Track 10
I Walk The Line [2006], Track 2
The Legend Of Johnny Cash (International Version) [2005], Track 4
Legend [2005], Track 15
Legendary Collection [2005], Track 4
Original Sun Albums: Complete Collection [2005], Track 11
Original Sun Albums: Complete Collection [2005], Track 7 Disc 4
Original Sun Albums: Complete Collection [2005], Track 10 Disc 6
Vol. 1-Hits Of Johnny Cash [2005], Track 15
Johnny Cash Collection Bonus Dvd Pride Of Jesse Hallam [2005], Track 5 Disc 2
20 Greatest Hits [2004], Track 1
Johnny Cash - 54 Great Performances [2004], Track 2
Country Legend [2004], Track 5
Legend Lives On [2004], Track 7
The Man In Black Vol. 1: 1954-1958 [2003], Track 6
The Man In Black Vol. 1: 1954-1958 [2003], Track 15
Sings Hank Williams & Other Favorites [2003], Track 7
At Folsom Prison//at San Quentin [2002], Track 1
At Folsom Prison//at San Quentin [2002], Track 10 Disc 2
Get Rhythm [2001], Track 3
Legends Collection [2001], Track 4
Wanted Man: The Very Best Of Johnny Cas [2000], Track 2
Ep Collection [2000], Track 15
Legend At His Best / Autobiography cash [2000], Track 6
Very Best Of Johnny Cash - The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 [2000], Track 6
Showtime / Original Golden Hits 3 [1999], Track 11
Sings I Walk The Line/sings Folsom Prison Blues [1999], Track 11
Vol. 1 & 2: Original Golden Hits [1999], Track 1
Essential Sun Collection [1999], Track 4
Great [1999], Track 1 Disc 2
Rebel [1999], Track 1 Disc 3
Ring Of Fire [1998], Track 10
The Best Of The Sun Years: 1955-61 [1996], Track 1
Sings His 20 Best [1996], Track 14
Super Hits [1994], Track 4
Up Through The Years 1955-1957 [1994], Track 3
Man In Black 1954-58 [1994], Track 15
Man In Black 2: 1959-62 [1994], Track 22 Disc 5
Man In Black 1954-58 [1994], Track 6
Sun Years [1990], Track 1
Complete Sun Masters [1990], Track 1
Sunday Morning Coming Down [1972], Track 1
At Folsom Prison, Track 1
GenreBlues, Country, Ethnic/Folk, Rock & Roll
Duration00:02:58
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Song lyrics
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,
I'm stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin' on
but that train keeps a rollin' on down to San Anton..
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 blowing, I hang my head and cry..

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

Well if they'd free me from this prison,
if that railroad train was mine
I bet I'd moved it all a little further 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.....
I bet I'd move just a little further 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.....
submitted by Jonas Nylander
corrected by Alex K. on February 18th, 2012
written by Cash, Johnny R.
copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc.




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0 likes - like | 24-10-2006 18:07 bgfkjgfuktf 
bgfkjgfuktf
 
73 posts
The live version sounds so much better than the original. Cool song.
0 likes - like | 03-04-2006 01:48 bja77 
bja77
 
952 posts
Go Johnny Cash!
0 likes - like | 25-03-2006 21:30 raine147 
raine147
 
59 posts
yea im with seabass i hate country, its not my kinda music, BUT ... i really like johnny cash. he knew his shit. he was a really really good musician .

The Man in Black will never be forgotten .......
0 likes - like | 31-01-2006 20:16 Gate_Kepper 
Gate_Kepper
 
807 posts
The Man In Black was Good. Moo!
0 likes - like | 02-12-2005 22:57 heart 2 heart 
heart 2 heart
 
315 posts
I love it! i loved the song in walk the line. absolutely wonderful!
0 likes - like | 22-08-2004 03:05 SeaBass 
SeaBass
 
54 posts
aw man, I actually spelled 'hate' wrong twice... gees I gotta start typing better
0 likes - like | 22-08-2004 03:02 SeaBass 
SeaBass
 
54 posts
I used to ahte country music, but then I started listening to Johnny Cash, and I still ahte country music!!! But I really like Johnny Cash.
0 likes - like | 09-08-2004 01:26 mamasboy 
mamasboy
 
1,369 posts
Johnny was the MAN....awesome!!!