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    "Folsom Prison Blues" Lyrics

    Slim Harpo

    I hear the train a comin', rollin' 'round the bend
    And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when
    Stuck at Folsom Prison, time keep draggin' on
    And the train keep a rollin' on down to San Antone

    When I was a baby, my mama told me
    "Son, always be a good boy and don't ever play with gun"
    But I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die
    When I hear the train a comin' I hang my head and cry

    I bet there's rich folk eatin' in that fancy dining car
    They're probably drinkin' whiskey and smokin' big cigars
    I know I had it comin', I know I can't be free
    But those people keep on movin' and that's what tortures me

    Well, if they free me from this prison and the railroad train is mine
    I'd move it on little farther down the line
    Far from Folsom Prison, that's where I gonna stay
    And I'd let that lonesome whistle, oh, blow, blow my blues away
    This song was submitted on November 26th, 2013 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Johnny Cash.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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