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Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues (Live)
by Johnny Cash
I hear the 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 draggin on.
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But that train keeps a-rollin on down the San Antone.
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 blowin, I hang my head and cry.
I'll bet there's rich folks eatin on a fancy dinin car.
They're probly drinkin coffee and smokin big cigars,
well, I know I had it comin, I know I can't be free,
but those people keep a-movin, and that's what tortures me.
Well, if they free 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 want to stay.
And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away.