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Folsom Prison Blues   Johnny Cash



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Artist: Johnny Cash
Song: Folsom Prison Blues


Intro:
Guitar One:
E|-------|---------|-------|---0-----|---------|---|
B|-------|---0---0-|---0---|---0-----|---------|---|
G|-------|---2---2-|---2---|---1-----|---------|---|
D|-------|-1---1---|---1---|-------2-|---2---2-|---|
A|-2-2-2-|---------|-2-----|-----2---|-----2---|---|
E|-------|---------|-----2b|-0-------|-0-------|---|

Guitar Two (Johnny):

E|-|---------|-----------|---0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---|
B|-|---0---0-|---0-0---0-|---0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---|
G|-|---2---2-|---2-2---2-|---1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|---|
D|-|---1---1-|---1-1---1-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---|
A|-|-2---2---|-2-----2---|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---|
E|-|---------|-----------|-0-----------|---------------|---|

Guitar Two just strums the chords throughout the whole song while Guitar One plays an 
bass line (shown in measure five of the intro)


E
I hear the train a-comin' It's rollin' 'round the bend and I ain't seen the

                               E7    A
sunshine since I don't know when I'm stuck in Folsom Prison and time keeps

           E         B7                                              E
draggin' on But that train keeps a-rollin' on down to San Antone

Same 12-bar chord progression throughout the all of the verses:

Verse 2: When I was just a baby my mama told me "Son Always be a good boy Don't ever 
with guns" But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die When I heaer that whistle blowin' 
hang my head and cry

Verse 3:I bet there's rich folks eatin' In a fancy dinin' car They're prob'ly drinkin' 
and smokin' big cigars Well I know I had it comini' I know I can't be free But those 
keep a-movin' and that's what tortures me

Verse 4: If they freed me from this prison If that railroad train was mine I bet I'd 
it on a little farther down the line Far from Folsom Prison That's where I want tostay And 
let that lonesome whistle blow my blues a-way


After verses 2 and 3 there is a solo:

E|-------|-----7--10--7--10--|--7----|-----7--10--7--10--|----|-----|
B|-----8/|--9----------------|-----8/|--9----------------|--8/|-----|
G|-------|-------------------|-------|-------------------|----|-----|
D|-------|-------------------|-------|-------------------|----|-----|
A|-------|-------------------|-------|-------------------|----|-----|
E|--0----|-------------------|-------|-------------------|----|-----|

E|-----7--10--7--10--|--7----|-----7--10--7--10--|--7--------|-----|
B|--9----------------|-----8/|--9----------------|-----9-----|-----|
G|-------------------|-------|-------------------|--------9--|-----|
D|-------------------|-------|-------------------|-----------|-----|
A|-------------------|-------|-------------------|-----------|-----|
E|-------------------|-------|-------------------|-----------|-----|



E|--------5--5--|--------5--0-----|--------5--0-----|---------9--0--------|
B|-----2--2--2--|-----2--2-----0--|-----5--------0--|-----10--------0-----|
G|-----2--------|-----2-----------|--6--------------|--9------------------|
D|-----2--------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
A|--0-----------|--0--------------|-----------------|---------------------|
E|--------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|

E|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-----|
B|-----0--0-----0--|-----0--0-----0--|-----0--0-----0--|-----|
G|-----1--1--------|-----1--1--------|-----1--1--------|-----|
D|-----2--2--------|-----2--2--------|-----2--2--------|-----|
A|-----2--2--------|-----2--2--------|-----2--2--------|-----|
E|--0--------------|--0--------------|--0--------------|-----|

E|--------0--0-----|--------2--2-----|--------2--2-----|--------------|-----|
B|-----0--0--0-----|--------0--0-----|--------0--0-----|-----0-----0--|-----|
G|-----1--1-----1--|-----2--2--2--2--|-----2--2--2--2--|-----2-----2--|-----|
D|-----2-----------|-----1-----------|-----1-----------|-----1-----1--|-----|
A|-----2-----------|--2--------------|--2--------------|--2-----2-----|-----|
E|--0--------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|-----|

E|----------|--------------0--0--|--------------0--0--|-----|
B|----------|--------0-----0-----|-----------0--0-----|-----|
G|-----0----|--------------------|--------------------|-----|
D|-----0----|-----2--------------|-----2--------------|-----|
A|--1-------|-----------2--------|--------2-----------|-----|
E|--------2b|--0-----------------|--0-----------------|-----|


The outro is basically the same as the intro and end on an E chord.


Tabbed by: Richard L. of CO

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