Folsom Prison Blues Uke tab by Johnny Cash

4 Chords used in the song: C,C7,F,G

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FOLSOM PRISON BLUES

C C
I hear the train a comin' it's rollin' round the bend.
C7 C7
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when.
F F C C
I'm stuck in Folsom Prison and time keeps draggin' on.
G G C C
But that train keeps on rollin', on down to San Antone.

C C
When I was just a baby, my mama told me son,
C7 C7
Always be a good boy; don't ever play with guns!
F F C C
But I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
G G C C
Now, when I hear that whistle blowin', I hold my head and cry.

C C
I bet there's rich folks eatin' in a fancy dinin' car.
C7 C7
They're probably drinkin' coffee an smokin' big cigars.
F F C C
Well, I know I had it comin'; I know I can't be free.
G G C C
But those people keep on movin' and that's what tortures me!

C7 C7 F F C C G G C C

C C
Well, they feed me from this prison, if that railroad train was mine
C7 C7
I bet I'd move it on a little further down the line.
F F C C
Far from Folsom Prison, that's where I want to stay!
G G C C
And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away.

 

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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 one of the top 100 albums of all time.Notable covers of this song include versions done by The Gin Blossoms Read more on Last.fm.