JOHNNY CASH


Folsom Prison Blues 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 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.

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 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...

these lyrics are last corrected by ThaBoss

Songwriter(s): John R. Cash, Johnny R. Cash
Copyright: House Of Cash, Hi-lo Music Inc.
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Meaning to "Folsom Prison Blues" (2 meanings)
yusuf 02/18/10,07:13
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Soren 07/07/11,10:55
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Never liked the sentiments behind this song. He kills someone for no reason, then winges that people who haven't killed anyone are allowed to go in trains and smoke. You could too if you didn't kill
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