Folsom Prison Blues - E
by Johnny Cash

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I (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 (IV) stuck in Folsom Prison, and time keeps draggin' (I) on.
But that (V7) train keeps a rollin' on down to San An (I) tone

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 the whistle blowin', I hang my head and cry.

Break, “Suey”

I bet there’s rich folks eatin’, from a fancy dining car.
They’re probably drinking’ 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 tortures me.

Break

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

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