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Folsom Prison Blues Johnny CashAdded by: ARH3
Default Key: E
Capo on the 1st fret for guitars if you feel so inclined.
I Ehear the train a-comin'.
It's rollin' 'round the bend,
And I ain't seen the sunshine since
E7I don't know when.
I'm Astuck at Folsom Prison
And time keeps draggin' Eon,
But that B7train keeps rollin'
On down to San AnEtone.
When EI was just a baby,
My momma told me, "Son,
Always be a good boy (and)
Don't E7ever play with guns."
But I Ashot a man in Reno
Just to watch him Edie.
When I B7hear that whistle blowin'
I hang my head and Ecry.
I Ebet there's rich folks eatin'
From a fancy dining car.
They're prob'ly drinkin' coffee
and E7smokin' big cigars.
Well, I Aknow I had it comin',
I know I can't be Efree.
But those B7people keep a-movin'
And that's what tortures Eme.
Well, if they Efreed me from this prison,
If that railroad train was mine,
I bet I'd move it on
A little E7farther down the line,
AFar from Folsom Prison,
That's where I want to Estay.
And I'd B7let that lonesome whistle
Blow my blues Eaway.