Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
Date: 12 Sep 95 14:01:46 EDT
From: Scott Durham
Subject: FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
Song: FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
Performed by: JOHNNY CASH
Submitted by Scott Durham email@example.com
[G]I HEAR THE TRAIN A COMIN, IT'S ROLLIN ROUND THE BEND,
I AIN'T SEEN THE SUNSHINE SINCE I DON'T KNOW WHEN.
I'M [C]STUCK IN FOLSOM PRISON AND TIME KEEPS DRAGGIN [G]ON.
BUT THE [D7]TRAIN KEEPS ROLLIN ON DOWN TO SAN ANT[G]ONE.
[G]WHEN I WAS JUST A BABY MY MAMA TOLD ME, SON
ALWAYS BE A GOOD BOY, DON'T EVERY PLAY WITH GUNS.
BUT I [C]SHOT A MAN IN RENO JUST TO WATCH HIM D[G]IE.
WHEN I [D7]HEAR THAT WHISTLE BLOWIN I HANG MY HEAD AND [G]CRY.
[G]I BET THERE'S RICH FOLKS EATIN IN A FANCY DININ CAR,
THEY'RE PROB'LY DRINKIN COFFEE AND SMOKIN BIG CIGARS,
BUT I K[C]NOW I HAD IT COMIN, I KNOW I CAN'T BE FR[G]EE,
BUT THOSE [D7]PEOPLE KEEP A MOVIN AND THAT'S WHAT
[G]WELL IF THEY FREED ME FROM THIS PRISON, IF THAT RAILROAD
TRAIN WAS MINE
I BET I'D MOVE A LITTLE FARTHER ON DOWN THE LINE.
FAR FROM [C]FOLSOM PRISON THAT'S WHERE I WANT TO [G]STAY
AND I'D [D7]LET THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW MY BLUES [G]AWAY.
Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash
(from "The Songs of Johnny Cash")
I [G]hear the train a-comin'; it's rollin' 'round the bend,
An[G]d I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know [G7]when,
I'm [C7]stuck at Folsom Prison and time keeps draggin' [G]on.
But that [D7]train keeps a-rollin' on down to San An[G]tone.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Trond J. Stroem)
I think Cash' recording goes E - A - B7, otherwise this is correct, of course.
From: email@example.com (Kevin Colton)
Subject: TAB: Fulsom Prison Blues
Well no one has requested this but here are the riffs
from Johnny Cash's "Fulsom Prison Blues". I'd like to
see tab/chords for any of his other songs, particularly
"Ring of Fire." All mistakes are mine alone ... Kevin
h = hammer
p = pull off
b = bend
(B7) = chord
INTRO and END ...
[G]D 1 1 Verse = e A B7
A 2 2 2 2 alternate pick / downstrum
E 3b4b3 0 ie. pick 5th / down /
pick 6th / down
e 7 9p7 10 7 7 9p7 9b10b9
B 8h9 8h9
G x 2
e 7 6 5 5 5 5 9 5 12 11 12 11
[B]    
[G]      
[G]D 0h2 2 2 2 0h2 2
A 2 0h2 2 0 1
E 0 0 0 0 4
[D]A 2 (B7) (B7) 2 (B7) (B7) 0h2 2  2  1  0
E 2 2 2b3b2 0
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