Folsom Prison Blues lyrics by Johnny Cash

Lyric & Midi information
Song Title * 3735DS: Folsom Prison Blues
Performed By * Johnny Cash
Composer(s) * Johnny Cash
Publisher * Warner Chpell. Unauthorised copying is illegal
Programmer * © 1996 Damian Smith (D.M.S. Productions) Distributed Under License

* 4-bar intro

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.

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.

* 22-bar guitar solo

I bet there's rich folks eatin' in a fancy dinin' car.
They're prob'ly 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 tortues me.

* 22-bar guitar solo

Well, if they freed me from this prison,
If that railroad train was mine,
I'd 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.

Time * 2:53
Length * 145 bars
Tempo * 200pm
Key * F major

Ch 1 * Steel String Guitar
Ch 2 * Fingered Bass
Ch 3 * Clean Guitar
Ch 4 * Muted Guitar
Ch 10 * Drums