Folsom Prison Blues

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
now every time I hear that whistle 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.
But 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’d free me from this prison,
if that railroad train was mine
I bet I’d move it all a little further 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…

Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues.mp3

this is *not* Johnny Cash singing

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