Folsom Prison Blues Uke tab by Johnny Cash

4 Chords used in the song: G, G7, C, D7

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G G             
I hear the train acoming it's rolling round the bend

G7 G7
and I ain't seen the sunshine sine I don't know when

I'm stuck at Folsom Prison and time keeps draggin' on

D7 D7 G G
But that train keeps rollin' on down to San Antone

When I was just a baby my Mama told me 'Son

G7 G7
always be a good boy; don't ever play with guns.

But I shot the man in Reno, just to watch him die

D7 D7 G G
when I hear that whistle blowin' I hang my head and cry


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About this song

"Folsom Prison Blues" is an American country music song credited to Johnny Cash. The song combines elements from two popular folk genres, the train song and the prison song, both of which Cash would continue to use for the rest of his career. It has become one of Cash's signature songs and the most notable song on Cash's "At Folsom Prison" album which is widely considered to be on of the top 100 albums of all time.