Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash

 G
hear the train a-comin'; it's rollin' 'round the bend,
 GG7
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when,
 C7G
I'm stuck at Folsom Prison and time keeps draggin' on.
 D7G
But that train keeps a-rollin' on down to San Antone.

When I was just a baby, my momma 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 folk eatin'in a fancy dining car.
They're prob'ly drinkin' coffee and smokin' big cigars,
But 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.

Well if they freed me from this prison, if that railroad train was mine,
I bet I'd move it all 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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marlboro17 (report comment to admin):
http://www.russell-lawson.com/music/chordpro/JohnnyCash_FolsomPrisonBlues.cpm

where do i Hit the cords

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Chase3421 (report comment to admin):
when its on top the words ,but listen to the strum pattern first.
Lugnut7 (report comment to admin):
Could you add the strum pattern please?
news4allan (report comment to admin):
hi l like to play this just using E  A B D
Riverdales (report comment to admin):
E A B7 E
042065 (report comment to admin):
we use 2 c the chords next 2 the song.now we have 2 go 2 the bottem of the page y

moldeoldie (report comment to admin):
Sounds very good just need to change from E to E7 in each verse as noted below


E
I hear the train a-comin'; it's rollin' 'round the bend,
E7
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when
mercer (report comment to admin):
Change the A for A7,and when playing the E chord,pull the E string with your pinky at the third fret ( G note ) sounds more country!