Hank Williams, Jr. Folsom Prison Blues Lyrics

Singing My Songs (Johny Cash) Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ring Of Fire
  • 2 Tennessee Flat Top Box
  • 3 Big River
  • 4 I Still Miss Someone
  • 5 Give My Love To Rose
  • 6 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 7 Understand Your Man
  • 8 I Walk The Line
  • 9 Home Of The Blues
  • 10 Hey Porter
  • 11 Guess Things Happen That Way

  • I hear that train a comin' it's rollin' 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 dragging on
    But that freight train keeps a rolling on down to San Antone
    Well when I was just a baby my mama told me son
    Bocephus be a good boy don't ever play with guns
    But I killed a man in Shreveport just to watch him die
    When I hear that whistle blowing I hang my head and I cry
    I bet there's rich folks eatin' in a fancy dining car
    They're prob'ly drinking coffee and smoking big cigars
    But I know I had it coming I know I can't be free
    But those people keep a moving and that's what tortures me
    [ guitar ]
    Well if they freed me from this prison if 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 wanna stay
    Then Lord I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away
    Oh Lord I'd let that lonesome whistle blow all my blues away

    Written by: Johnny R. Cash
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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