Folsom Prison Blues, by Johnny Cash - guitarplayerbox - Easy guitar songs for guitar beginners and newcomers

Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash
Chords used in this song: E, F#, B
EChord: E
F#Chord: F#
BChord: B

Capo VI

[Verse]
  B
I hear the train a comin'

It's rollin' 'round the bend,

And I ain't seen the sunshine,

Since, I don't know when,
    E
I'm stuck in Folsom Prison,
                        B
And time keeps draggin' on,
         F#
But that train keeps a-rollin',
                 B
On down to San Antone.


[Verse]
     B
When I was just a baby,

My Mama told me, "Son,

Always be a good boy,

Don't ever play with guns,"
      E
But I shot a man in Reno,
                  B
Just to watch him die,
       F#
When I hear that whistle blowin',
                   B
I hang my head and cry.


[Solo]
B  E  B  F#  B


[Verse]
  B
I bet there's rich folks eatin',

In a fancy dining car,

They're probably drinkin' coffee,

And smokin' big cigars,
      E
But I know I had it comin',
                  B
I know I can't be free,
          F#
But those people keep a-movin',
                         B
And that's what tortures me.


[Interlude]
B  E  B  F#  B


[Verse]
      B
Well, if they freed me from this prison,

If that railroad train was mine,

I bet I'd move out over a little,

Farther down the line,
E
Far from Folsom Prison,
                       B
That's where I want to stay,
        F#
And I'd let that lonesome whistle,
               B
Blow my Blues away.
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