Folsom Prison

Johnny Cash

Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash

I hear the train a comin’, it’s rolling round the bend 
and I ain’t seen the sunshine since I don’t know when 
I’m stuck in Folsom prison and time keeps draggin’ on, 
but that train keeps a rollin’ on down to San Anton 

When I was just a baby, my mama told me son, 
“Always be a good boy, don’t ever play with guns.”, 
but I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die 
When I hear that whistle blowing I hang my head and cry 

I bet there’s rich folks eating in a fancy dining car 
They’re probably drinkin’ coffee and smoking big cigars 
Well, I know I had it coming. I know I can’t be free, 
but those people keep a movin’ and that’s what tortures me 

Well, if they’d free me from this prison, if that railroad train was mine, 
I bet I’d move just a little further down the line 
Far from Folsom prison, that’s where I want to stay 
and I’d let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away

Posted in 2017 Fall, 2017 Spring, cfa.

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