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    "Folsom Prison Blues" Lyrics

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    (Johnny Cash)

    I hear that train a comin', rollin' around the bend
    I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when
    I'm stuck in Folsom Prison and time keeps draggin' on
    And that train keeps a movin' on down to San Antone.

    When I was a baby my mama told me son
    Always be a good boy don't ever play with guns
    But I shot a cat in Reno just to watch him die
    Yeah, I know I had it comin', I hang my head and cry.

    --- Instrumental ---

    I bet there's rich folks eatin' in a fancy dining car
    Prob'ly drinkin' coffeee and smokin' big cigars
    Well, I'm stuck in Folsom Prison that's where I'll always be
    And them people keep a movin' and that's what tortures me.

    Yeah, if they freed me from this prison and that railroad train was mine
    I bet I'd move it on a little farther down the line
    Far from Folsom Prison that's where I long to stay
    Yeah, I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away...
    This song was submitted on November 3rd, 2005 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Johnny R. Cash.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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